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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Mar 14, 2012

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, resigned this morning with a blistering essay full of accusations. What does this mean now for the culture of Wall Street? Some homeowners in Austin, Texas, are cashing in on South by Southwest. A human resources recruiter in Michigan reveals the top issue troubling her this election. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Sara Blakely, founder of body-shaping company Spanx, about how she created a billion-dollar empire.

 

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SXSW lets Austin homeowners cash in

Mar 14, 2012
Anyone headed to the South by Southwest festival needs a place to stay. For a price, Austin homeowners will move out for a week.

The Goldman op-ed: Is what Greg Smith said true?

Mar 14, 2012
A former executive at Goldman Sachs resigned with a scathing editorial blasting the bank, which he calls "toxic." We dissect his op-ed and discuss what everyday Americans should think of Wall Street now.

HR specialist worries about 'skills gap' in job market

Mar 14, 2012
Beth Kelly says many employers are ready to hire, but they just can't find people with the right qualifications.

Rethinking the humble parking lot

Mar 14, 2012
MIT professor Eran Ben-Joseph has a minor obsession: Parking lots. He wants to design and use them better.

Interview: How Spanx became a billion-dollar undergarment empire

Mar 14, 2012
Sara Blakely, founder of Spanx, talks about her body-shaping business in our latest Conversation from the Corner Office.

Remembering the Encyclopedia Britannica

Mar 14, 2012
The paper version of the encyclopedia was killed off by its publisher yesterday, in order to focus on its digital editions.

Stress tests clear banks to nurse U.S. economy

Mar 14, 2012
Now that most big U.S. banks are deemed healthy enough to sustain a financial crisis, will they aid the economic recovery?

Greg Smith, an executive director at Goldman Sachs, resigned this morning with a blistering essay full of accusations. What does this mean now for the culture of Wall Street? Some homeowners in Austin, Texas, are cashing in on South by Southwest. A human resources recruiter in Michigan reveals the top issue troubling her this election. And Kai Ryssdal talks to Sara Blakely, founder of body-shaping company Spanx, about how she created a billion-dollar empire.