Fri December 16, 2011
Whiteboard Video

What is a junk bond?

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. 


Thu December 15, 2011

Marketplace: The Business of Olive Oil

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

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Wed December 14, 2011

CO Concert Announcements: Tom Petty & Foster the People

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers performing live in Indianapolis June 23, 2006
Mudcrutch Creative Commons

Some early Christmas surprises today as both rock n' roll stalwarts Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Foster the people have announced 2012 tour dates. Tom Petty kicks his tour of in Broomfield while Foster the People hit Colorado in the summer...

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Sat December 10, 2011

Weekend Audition: The Klezmatics, Dar Williams, and A She & Him Christmas Merge Records

Tis the Season!  Celebrating Hannukah with the Klezmatics 'Woody Guthrie's Happy Hoyus Hanukh, ' the Solstice with an old favorite by Dar Williams, and celebrating Christmas with a She and Him Christmas.'

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Mon December 5, 2011
Whiteboard Video

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

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