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The business show for the rest of us, Marketplace from American Public Media is the premier business news show on public radio. Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace team deliver news that matters, from your wallet to Wall Street. Online at Marketplace.org.

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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.

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Join host Tess Vigeland and contributors from The New York Times this Saturday at Noon, for a report that really hits home. This special episode of Marketplace Money, entitled "Which Way Home", will ask if home ownership is still a part of the American Dream.

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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Dismal weather and cold temperatures didn't slow the planned protest & march Saturday for Occupy Denver. The protestors gathered in Civic Center Park along Broadway until Noon, then marched across Lincoln to the west side steps of the Capitol building.

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