Dec 28, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Segments From this episode

Can Oprah carry her audience to a cable network?

Dec 28, 2010
It seems that everything Oprah turns to gold. But there's some skepticism that she may fail with her latest venture: Her own TV network.

Jobs: Labor market improving, but it's not enough

Dec 28, 2010
We started out the year worrying about high unemployment and at the end of 2010 it still remains a huge issue. Reporter Mitchell Hartman talks with Bob Moon about whether we are making progress in the labor market, what would get employers to hire more, and what will happen now that the economy is expected to grow faster.

FREAKONOMICS: It's repugnant, but hey, it's efficient!

Dec 28, 2010
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner talks about why economists don't shy away from repugnant, even if the idea comes with the catchphrase "crap to crop."

SEC and Dodd-Frank face delays

Dec 28, 2010
Congress recently passed a budget to keep spending levels the same as in 2010, but that won't account for the two new reform bills. The SEC and the Dodd-Frank Act are already feeling the results. David Gura reports.

Bank execs may have to reveal their bonuses

Dec 28, 2010
International regulators are pushing for a plan that will force banks to disclose how much they're paying in bonuses, and to whom.

Tech shares in high demand on private market

Dec 28, 2010
Popular tech companies like Facebook and Twitter have billion-dollar estimated values, which are all based on what investors are willing to pay on the private secondary market. But that sort of trading may be getting too popular for its own good.

A tale of getting stuck on the runway

Dec 28, 2010
Snowy weather has been creating a mess at airports all over the country, but it seems the people stranded inside the airport are the lucky ones. Matthew Bishop of The Economist magazine was stranded on the runway for 7.5 hours, and tells Bob Moon about the ordeal.

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