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Marketplace for Wednesday March 19, 2014
Mar 19, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday March 19, 2014

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Qunatitative easing is on its way out, interest rates are still basically zero.  The only thing the Fed has left is words --  specifically, a thing called “Forward Guidance”. Also: News media are going to extreme lengths to cover the mystery of Flight 370 – or at least, get a slice of the audience pie. Extreme lengths – like doing stories like this one.  Finally: The U.S.’s current account deficit is at its lowest point in 14 years. 

Segments From this episode

Flight 370: Mystery, maybe tragedy, big news

Mar 19, 2014
News media are going to extreme lengths - like doing stories like this - to get a slice of the audience pie.

Our accounts deficit is at its lowest point in 14 years

Mar 19, 2014
The 'trade gap', more accurately known as the current account deficit, has dropped sharply and is expected to fall more.

Grumpy Cat gets recalled; gets grumpier

Mar 19, 2014
Ganz and Toyota had bad days.

A day to be neighborly

Mar 19, 2014
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Will tablets replace waitresses and store clerks?

Mar 19, 2014
Technology takes jobs from humans, whether it's elevator operators or bank tellers. Will handheld tablets change the service industry?

The only thing the Fed has left is words. And dots.

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Mar 19, 2014
With QE on its way out, and interest rates at basically zero, the Fed has to start using its words.

Smith College president talks affordable education

Mar 19, 2014
She says her job is to "help people think past the sticker price".

Where Obamacare is shunned, insurance brokers step in

Mar 19, 2014
In states where politicians are dead set against Obamacare, private insurance agents are oh so happy to help.

Qunatitative easing is on its way out, interest rates are still basically zero.  The only thing the Fed has left is words —  specifically, a thing called “Forward Guidance”. Also: News media are going to extreme lengths to cover the mystery of Flight 370 – or at least, get a slice of the audience pie. Extreme lengths – like doing stories like this one.  Finally: The U.S.’s current account deficit is at its lowest point in 14 years.