Aug 26, 2010

Marketplace for Thursday, August 26, 2010

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Marketplace for Thursday, August 26, 2010

Segments From this episode

Bernanke and the 12 regional Fed presidents

Aug 26, 2010
Bill Radke talks to Ellen Zentner, senior economist at the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, about the dissension among the Fed's regional presidents and Bernanke.

Are savings accounts worth it anymore?

Aug 26, 2010
Money sitting in savings accounts used to grow, but with low interest rates and increasing bank fees, savings accounts are starting to be a less appealing place to park your money.

Home buyers save more with low interest rates

Aug 26, 2010
Home buyers grabbed at the $8,000 federal tax credit that ended up in April, but ignored the much larger savings that low interest rates could've given them. What gives?

A new pair of shoes... And 36 rolls of toilet paper

Aug 26, 2010
Costco may be calling to a mall near you. The wholesale retailer, which is known for its spare, warehouse-style stores, are targeting large spaces left by department and other anchor stores.

Groupon can be too much of a good thing

Aug 26, 2010
Groupon, a popular discount website, is a way to get a business lots of exposure fast. But the attention can be too much to handle for small businesses.

One hundred $100 bills to 100 strangers for 100 days

Aug 26, 2010
Bill Radke talks to Greg Wohler of Edge Creative Group, who thought of the idea for Project 100, which distributes one hundred $100 bills to 100 people for 100 days -- no strings attached.

You too can be a patron of the arts

Aug 26, 2010
Getting a masterpiece commissioned isn't just limited to the wealthy. Commissioning clubs let people contribute as much as they want -- from the equivalent of giving up one restaurant dinner a month to more than the cost of a European cruise.

Music from the episode

Suburbia Various Artists
Suburbia Various Artists
21 Guns Green Day
21 Guns Green Day