Sep 21, 2011

Marketplace for September 21, 2011

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Marketplace for September 21, 2011

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Federal Reserve makes a $400 billion move

Sep 21, 2011
The Federal Reserve announced it was buying $400 billion in longer-term bonds in an effort to push long-term interest rates even lower. Will that help the economy

Stop calling it class warfare

Sep 21, 2011
President Obama announced a plan to reduce the deficit this week. But the fight over what to do is just starting.

Is Google enforcing a monopoly?

Sep 21, 2011
Google's Eric Schmidt testified on Capitol Hill today on the subject of whether the company is threatening the competition.

Chinese press comes down hard on alleged Apple pollution

Sep 21, 2011
Apple is hammered by China's media for alleged air and water pollution. Will this negative coverage change the behavior of Chinese suppliers who actually run the factories?

GM deal with UAW brings jobs back to Tennessee

Sep 21, 2011
After massive layoffs in '09, the town of Spring Hill had been struggling. But the announcement of new production brings back a sense of hope.

Freakonomics: Where have all the hitchhikers gone?

Sep 21, 2011
Besides the fear of an axe murderer, there are valid reasons why hitchhiking has died off. Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner discusses those reasons and tells us why you should care.

GOP letter to the Fed: A slippery slope

Sep 21, 2011
GOP lawmakers sent a letter to the Federal Reserve urging Chairman Ben Bernanke to take no new monetary action. The Peterson Institute's Joseph Gagnon discusses the impact that letter may have.

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