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A highly popular episode of This American Life in which monologuist Mike Daisey tells of the abuses at factories that make Apple products in China contained "significant fabrications," the show said today.

Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It’s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It’s quite a common term in the securities market – but what does it mean? Marketplace Money senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.

What is a junk bond?

Dec 16, 2011

Junk. Not a nice word. And when it comes to bonds, not a particularly accurate word, either. Junk is something useless, right? Something you want to toss in the trash? Well, “junk” bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they’re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is. 

Go olive oil tasting with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in this video companion to his radio story as heard on Marketplace today.

You can read and hear more with "The Scandalous World Of Olive Oil" at Marketplace.org

Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.

Airing this Wednesday, Nov 2nd, at both 3p & 5:30p, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal will be joined by co-host Justin Rowlatt of the BBC World Service's Business Daily program for a new global edition of Marketplace called "EURO CRISIS CONTAGION: A Special Global Economic Report."

Why expsoure isn't always bad from Marketplace on Vimeo.

Marketplace Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains why exposure -- whether to European sovereign debt or to the sun -- is not always a bad thing.

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