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Sep 18, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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The Federal Reserve announces no changes to its bond-buying stimulus program. Also, the drug store chain Walgreens says it will become one of the largest employers to revamp its employer health programs. Under the new system, Walgreen workers will have a choice of plans and coverage. But choice can sometimes be overwhelming. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores, but with ads set to run in many of the nation's largest newspapers some wonder if the decision is driven, in part, by marketing.

Segments From this episode

Grumpy Cat sells out: To Friskies

Sep 18, 2013
But don't expect the cat, named Tardar Sauce, to look happy about it.

Walgreens sends employees to shop for health insurance

Sep 18, 2013
The giant drug store chain says it will become one of the largest employers to revamp its employer-sponsored health coverage.

My milk has expired. Can I drink it?

Sep 18, 2013
The Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard researchers have released a study that says Americans waste food because of confusion over expiration dates.

Starbucks switches message on open carry guns in stores

Sep 18, 2013
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores.
Starbucks doesn't want to be just coffee anymore.
JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Wet towels in hotel rooms is a corporate goal

Sep 18, 2013
Businesses make themselves more attractive to corporate clients by adhering to their environmental sustainability businesses. If a client's plan calls for using only hotels that don't automatically deliver clean towels each day... there will be more wet towels in those hotels.

Bernanke's taper -- that wasn't

Sep 18, 2013
Economists had expected the Fed to scale back its bond-buying program. Economists were wrong.

How do you say, 'It's the economy, stupid' in German?

Sep 18, 2013
GM's closure of its auto plant in Bochum, Germany, will be the first major closure of an auto plant there in 60 years.

A Bordeaux wine too valuable to drink

Sep 18, 2013
The price of some Bordeaux wines went up 1,000 percent over a five year period -- during a recession.

The Federal Reserve announces no changes to its bond-buying stimulus program. Also, the drug store chain Walgreens says it will become one of the largest employers to revamp its employer health programs. Under the new system, Walgreen workers will have a choice of plans and coverage. But choice can sometimes be overwhelming. Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain’s stores, but with ads set to run in many of the nation’s largest newspapers some wonder if the decision is driven, in part, by marketing.

Music from the episode

Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Won't Do J Dilla