Oct 5, 2010

Marketplace for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Segments From this episode

Japan slashes bank rate to almost zero

Oct 5, 2010
The Japanese have tried the extra low-interest thing twice -- to little success. The U.S. is also doing it too... So is it going to work this time?

Making the Nobel Prize in Economics memorable

Oct 5, 2010
Don't remember last year's winner of the Nobel in economics? Comedian Andy Borowitz has ideas on who to nominate for the prize so people won't forget.

What's so special about gold?

Oct 5, 2010
Gold prices continue to reach new heights. Marketplace's Janet Babin looks into why gold is valued so much, especially when you can't exactly use it to buy something at the store.

New safety guidelines for Boeing's new 787

Oct 5, 2010
The FAA announced a rule on how far back other planes should be from the new plane.

Wendy's testing breakfast menu

Oct 5, 2010
Breakfast menus have been key for fast food restaurants, especially during the recession. Wendy's is a little late to the game and is testing a breakfast menu -- for the third time. Will the fast food chain gain a morning following?

Faulty foreclosure papers notarized

Oct 5, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Ohio State Secretary Jennifer Brunner about Ohio's investigation into how foreclosure proceedings are processed.

Freakonomics Radio: Where are the runs?

Oct 8, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Stephen Dubner, co-author of "Freakonomics" and "Superfreakonomics" about why runs are on the decline in baseball. It's probably not what you expect.

Music from the episode

SexyBack (feat. Timbaland) Justin Timberlake, Timbaland