Marketplace for Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Nov 26, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 26, 2013

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Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank. What one suits-for-the-masses retailer has to gain by buying another. The pope dished out a searing critique of capitalism today. But what influence does the Papal office have these days? We take another look at why the 30-year fixed mortgage is our home loan of choice. And finally, the economics of airline cancellations: How airlines anticipate and react to big storms barreling down at peak travel periods like Thanksgiving.

Segments From this episode

Contractors still feel squeeze of shutdown

Nov 18, 2013
Businesses that rely on government subcontract work are wary of budget cuts potentially set for next year, even as they continue to deal with the fallout from last month's partial government shutdown.

Why we can't let go of the fixed-rate mortgage

Nov 26, 2013
There's a financial cost to mortgages that stay at the same interest rate for 30 years, but there are also social benefits.

Why Wall Street is so excited about cheap men's suits

Nov 26, 2013
Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank.

The Pope takes on capitalism?

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Nov 26, 2013
The pope dished out a searing critique of capitalism today.

Two words that cancel airline flights: Wintry Mix

Nov 26, 2013
Airlines try to react sooner when big storms barrel down at peak travel periods like Thanksgiving.

Kiribati: Island nation deals with the consequences of climate change

Nov 26, 2013
Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg speaks about his visit to the island nation threatened by rising sea levels.

World's most expensive book to be auctioned?

Nov 26, 2013
The Bay Psalm book, one of the world's rarest books, is being auctioned tonight.

The surprising source of all that pumpkin pie

Nov 26, 2013
A lot of the canned pumpkins that go into a lot of Americans' pumpkin pie is branded with the red-and-white logo of Libby's.

Men’s Wearhouse turns the tables on its would-be acquirer, Jos. A. Bank. What one suits-for-the-masses retailer has to gain by buying another. The pope dished out a searing critique of capitalism today. But what influence does the Papal office have these days? We take another look at why the 30-year fixed mortgage is our home loan of choice. And finally, the economics of airline cancellations: How airlines anticipate and react to big storms barreling down at peak travel periods like Thanksgiving.

Music from the episode

Vase Miike Snow
I Was Never Young of Montreal
No Sleep Sam Roberts Band