Nov 23, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Segments From this episode

Making online shopping more personal

Nov 23, 2010
Want to shop in your jammies but still get the personalized attention that you can get at a store? Reporter Gigi Douban test drives Lands' End video chat customer service.

Should teachers get a raise for earning a master's?

Nov 23, 2010
Billions go towards teachers' raises, raises because the teacher earned a master's degrees. Many are questioning the practice, especially because there's not a lot of evidence that a master's degree makes a better teacher.

What are banks supposed to do?

Nov 23, 2010
In his book "How Markets Fail," now in paperback, John Cassidy argues that the crash of 2008 was evidence that markets are not self-correcting and that Wall Street needs to get back to reality -- and reform itself. Tess Vigeland…

Some new IPOs lack stability

Nov 23, 2010
It's a very good time for IPOs -- GM and Booz Allen Hamilton just went public, HCA and Toys"R"Us are expected to follow soon. Many of the new IPOs come from companies that were taken private in deals with a…

Big Lots case adds to insider trading debate

Nov 23, 2010
Yesterday federal prosecutors began an investigation into alleged insider trading on Wall Street. Today, Big Lots is accusing a research firm of going too far with trade secrets and in turn damaging the company's stock. It could play a big…

Germany hesistant about the Euro's future

Nov 23, 2010
The announcement of the Irish bailout was supposed to ease concerns about the Euro, but the opposite is happening. German Chancellor Angela Merkel even expressed her concerns today. Will Germany -- Europe's most powerful country -- stay in the Eurozone…

Diabetes to become most expensive disease

Nov 23, 2010
A new study released today projected that diabetes would cost $500 billion by 2020 -- making it on par to become the most expensive disease. What does that mean for health care spending, and how will people react? Tess Vigeland…

Music from the episode

The Healer Erykah Badu
Sunny Wes Montgomery