Marketplace http://kunc.org en Private Equity Explained http://kunc.org/post/private-equity-explained <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/35040059">http://vimeo.com/35040059</a></p><p>Private equity funds are groups of investors that flip companies for a profit. It&rsquo;s the technique they use that makes them special, as senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Marketplace 21032 at http://kunc.org What is Re-hypothecation? http://kunc.org/post/what-re-hypothecation <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/34569834">http://vimeo.com/34569834</a></p><p>The term Re-hypothecation came up a lot during the MF Global meltdown. It&rsquo;s quite a common term in the securities market &ndash; but what does it mean? Marketplace Money senior producer Paddy Hirsch explains.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:47:53 +0000 Marketplace 20269 at http://kunc.org What is a junk bond? http://kunc.org/post/what-junk-bond <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33801575">http://vimeo.com/33801575</a></p><p>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, &ldquo;junk&rdquo; bonds are definitely not useless. In fact they&rsquo;re extremely useful. Sometimes. Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains what a junk bond really is.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 22:42:45 +0000 Marketplace 19284 at http://kunc.org Marketplace: The Business of Olive Oil http://kunc.org/post/marketplace-business-olive-oil <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33744404">http://vimeo.com/33744404</a></p><p>Go olive oil tasting with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal in this video companion to his radio story as heard on Marketplace today.</p><p>You can read and hear more with &quot;<a href="http://www.marketplace.org/topics/life/big-book/scandalous-world-olive-oil" target="_blank">The Scandalous World Of Olive Oil</a>&quot; at Marketplace.org</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:33:17 +0000 Marketplace 19216 at http://kunc.org Why does the EU want U.S. dollars? http://kunc.org/post/why-does-eu-want-us-dollars <p><a href="http://vimeo.com/33060106">http://vimeo.com/33060106</a></p><p>Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of Euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2011 14:04:39 +0000 Marketplace 18633 at http://kunc.org