Oct 4, 2011

Marketplace for October 4, 2011

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Marketplace for October 4, 2011

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Don't blame the Fed

Oct 4, 2011
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke testified before a congressional committee today about the economy, and what the Fed is doing to promote growth.

Freakonomics: Why crime continues to fall during a bad economy

Oct 4, 2011
Conventional wisdom says a bad economy leads to increased crime. But Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt tell us why that's not true.

Apple unveils voice-controlled iPhone 4S

Oct 4, 2011
New Apple CEO Tim Cook and his team debut 'personal assistant' software named Siri on the latest iPhone.

European bank's woes hit home in U.S.

Oct 4, 2011
Franco-Belgian bank Dexia, hobbled by Greek debt, backs billions of dollars worth of U.S. municipal bonds that pay for schools, sewers and airports.

Delayed bailout payment to Greece deepens concern in Europe, U.S.

Oct 4, 2011
Markets are down again today on fears that Europe won't be able to dig out of its debt crisis.

Greece's debt crisis: The impact on the middle class

Oct 4, 2011
The BBC's Paul Mason discusses the dissatisfaction and anger Greek's feel over their economic crisis, and what's next if there is only more pain ahead.

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