Nov 30, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 30, 2010

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Insurance companies have no doubts about global warming

Nov 30, 2010
Insurance companies are taking into account the potential for rising water levels and more aggressive hurricanes when considering rates. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.

Real retail spending v. Personal consumption

Nov 30, 2010
Before you get too excited about announcements that consumer spending has jumped, take a listen to what Marketplace's Bob Moon found out about how those numbers are calculated.

Freakonomics: Do wine experts or prices matter?

Nov 30, 2010
It's a huge global market that gets especially exciting during the holidays: wine. But how do you choose the right bottle for the party? Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics explains to Kai Ryssdal that you shouldn't always rely on the wine expert, or the expensive price tags.

Netflix streaming causing bandwidth price dispute

Nov 30, 2010
With the rise in high-volume online video content like Netflix streaming, Internet service provider Comcast claims it needs to build out its networks to keep up, so it's charging Internet pipe systems a bigger fee. Netflix says Comcast is blocking the content because the entertainment-rental company is a threat.

Bank executive paychecks are still high

Nov 30, 2010
Part of the popular discontent with Wall Street during the financial crisis was how much money a lot of bankers were making. And although there have been efforts to enact pay limits on executives, it seems that they haven't stuck. David Gura reports.

Recommended dosage of Vitamin D lower than expected

Nov 30, 2010
Sales of Vitamin D supplements have jumped 82 percent in the course of one year, often thanks to the recommendations of personal physicians. But a new study released today says Americans are actually meeting their Vitamin D requirements already.

Why Google may want Groupon

Nov 30, 2010
Marketplace Jennifer Collins looks into why Google may offer billions for the coupons website.