Oct 6, 2010

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 6, 2010

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Is a currency war a-brewin'?

Oct 6, 2010
Kai Ryssdal talks to Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson about the potential currency war that's brewing between the U.S. and China.

Deep discounts may make another appearance this holiday season

Oct 6, 2010
Consumer spending is slowly creeping up and retailers may have busier stores during the upcoming holiday season -- but they'll have to keep the discounts of seasons past to get shoppers through the door.

Online retailers trying to beat Amazon Prime

Oct 6, 2010
ShopRunner is an attempt by online retailers to lure loyal customers away from Amazon by setting up a program that allows unlimited shipping for $79 a year -- like Amazon Prime.

Lowering wages won't lead to recovery

Oct 6, 2010
Marketplace commentator Robert Reich argues that lowering wages to create more jobs isn't a good solution to closing the unemployment hole.

New 'venture accelerator' coming soon to Michigan

Oct 6, 2010
The University of Michigan is starting a new, super-charged business incubator. Researchers and venture capitalists and for-profit companies will both set up at the "venture accelerator," so collaboration can happen during R&D instead of after.

Immigration cap may mean decline in British competitiveness

Oct 6, 2010
The Conservative Party of the UK's coalition government has been keeping its word about an immigration cap. But London is concerned that the policy will slow business and maybe even ground projects.

Mexico's bond sale a good sign for emerging markets

Oct 6, 2010
Mexico sold $1 billion worth of its newly issued 100-year bond -- which indicates optimistic, very very long-term investors.

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