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Marketplace for Monday, January 6, 2014
Jan 6, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, January 6, 2014

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As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car. But if you look back at some of the futurist visions promised in the past, what happened to them? Next, a really deep freeze can screw with an economy built on moderate temperatures. And finally, we take a look at the accounting tricks behind extending unemployment benefits. Pay for something today that we will save the money for tomorrow.    

Segments From this episode

Texas town closes the toilet-to-tap loop: Is this our future water supply?

Jan 6, 2014
About 40 percent of Big Spring’s water now comes from a $14 million “direct potable reuse” system.

A planemaker by any other name ...

Jan 6, 2014
Some long-overdue corporate rebranding from Europe.

Where are our jetpacks and flying cars?

Jan 6, 2014
As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car.

How cold is it when the economy breaks?

Jan 6, 2014
What happens when we go into a really deep freeze?

Do big fines even matter for JP Morgan Chase?

Jan 6, 2014
The bank faces a hefty penalty for failing to warn customers of Bernie Madoff's infamous scheme, but all the fines don't seem hurt the company at all.

Why non-bankers love Wall Street bonuses

Jan 6, 2014
This is the time of year when Wall Street bankers get their bonuses.

Could polar vortex dampen January's gym business?

Jan 6, 2014
For gyms and fitness studios, January is usually a busy time.

Senate paves way for jobless benefits extension

Jan 7, 2014
Despite today's vote, Washington gridlock has led to creative accounting on Capitol Hill.

As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car. But if you look back at some of the futurist visions promised in the past, what happened to them? Next, a really deep freeze can screw with an economy built on moderate temperatures. And finally, we take a look at the accounting tricks behind extending unemployment benefits. Pay for something today that we will save the money for tomorrow.    

Music from the episode