Archive for the ‘Short’ Tag

How China became a hot spot for money laundering   Leave a comment

money lauderLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/economy/china-launder-millions

Summary: Is China the future global center of money laundering? Marketplace speaks to investigative reporter Erika Kinetz about how Gilbert Chikli got away with millions by using the mechanism of trade through China to launder money.

Original Air date: March 28, 2016

Length: 3 minutes

After years in the making, Oculus Rift arrives   Leave a comment

oculusLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/25/world/after-years-making-occulus-rift-arrives

Summary: Oculus Rift headsets for virtual reality are now in the market! Facebook owns Oculus and will be looking to take to Oculus Rift to the mainstream market next. In this podcast, Marketplace discusses the prospects and challenges ahead for these pioneers in virtual reality economy.

Original Date Aired: March 18, 2016

Length: 1 minute 53 seconds

Your Organs, Please   Leave a comment

your organsLink: http://www.npr.org/sections/money/2015/10/28/452655987/episode-518-your-organs-please

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates organ donation and how it has become more popular over time.

Original Air Date: October 30, 2015

Length: 19 minutes 48 seconds

Kenneth Feinberg on placing a value on life   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-biggest-financial-lesson/kenneth-feinberg-placing-value-life

Summary: Kenneth Feinberg discusses the reality of compensating families of victims of horrific tragedies. He advises we all plan for tomorrow.

Original Air Date: March 27, 2015

Length: 3 minutes 35 seconds

David Brancaccio wants you to consult your future self   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/topics/your-money/my-biggest-financial-lesson/david-brancaccio-wants-you-consult-your-future-self

Summary: In this podcast, Brancaccio describes a term called “hyperbolic discounting” in which people look for instant gratification that in turn clouds their financial decisions.

Original Air Date: March 25, 2015

Length: 3 minutes and 58 seconds

Should We Kill The $100 Bill?   Leave a comment

An employee at a money changer in Manila counts $100 bills in 2012. Today, more than a half-trillion dollars' worth of $100 bills are overseas.Link: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/08/14/340356790/should-we-kill-the-100-bill

Summary: The Planet Money team investigates the $100 bill and found that over two-thirds of the bills are overseas. Additionally, they assume the bills are used for illegal activities due to their convenience.

Original Air Date: August 14, 2014

Length: 6 minutes 10 seconds

Posted June 7, 2015 by ndelmonaco1 in Currency, Ethics, Planet Money, Politics & economics

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Does Raising The Minimum Wage Kill Jobs?   Leave a comment

The golden archesLink: http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/03/06/286861541/does-raising-the-minimum-wage-kill-jobs

Summary: Minimum wage is a hot topic in the economic realm. In this podcast the same study is done three times resulting in different outcomes on the pros and cons of raising the minimum wage.

Original Air Date: March 6, 2014

Length: 4 minutes 32 seconds