Dec 14, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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'Anatolian Tigers' attribute success to Turkish government

Dec 14, 2010
Small business owners and entrepreneurs in Turkey say that the pro-business policies of the Turkish government are helping them grow and succeed. But you won't find as many ostentatious displays of wealth here.

Are extended warranties worth it?

Dec 14, 2010
You may get a warranty, but the DVD player or blender you got breaks after the warranty expires. Or is the peace of mind it gives you worth it? Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer looks into the pros and cons of warranties.

UCs will limit how much schools pay in benefits

Dec 14, 2010
New employees of California's public university system will have to contribute more for their benefits and pension and wait longer before they can retire.

HAMP is falling short of expectations

Dec 14, 2010
A report out today noted that the government's Home Affordable Modification Program -- HAMP -- isn't helping as many homeowners as was expected. Still, it doesn't mean the program should be scrapped entirely. Mitchell Hartman explains.

Americans are spending again, but more cautiously

Dec 14, 2010
Even in the face of high unemployment and flat personal income, Americans are spending again. But they're being more conservative about where their money goes.
A shopper carries shopping bags on Fifth Avenue in New York City.
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Freakonomics: Avoiding unwanted gifts and deadweight loss

Dec 14, 2010
In the latest edition of Freakonomics Radio, Stephen Dubner tells Kai Ryssdal about his idea for avoiding the unwanted gift this holiday season.

What is Yahoo?

Dec 14, 2010
As other Internet properties surge, and Yahoo gets ready to layoff 4 percent of its workforce, it raises the question: what is Yahoo? And what's in its future? Bob Moon reports.

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