Segments From this episode
Insurance companies are taking into account the potential for rising water levels and more aggressive hurricanes when considering rates. Marketplace's Scott Tong reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Marketplace for Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Music from the episode
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Make Light Passion Pit
Eat Your Heart Up The Blow