Marketplace Morning Report http://kunc.org en NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' http://kunc.org/post/npr-discontinue-talk-nation NPR announced Friday morning that it will no longer produce the Monday-to-Thursday call-in show <a href="http://www.npr.org/programs/talk-of-the-nation/" target="_blank">Talk of the Nation</a>.<p>It will be replaced by <a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/" target="_blank">Here and Now</a>, a show produced in partnership with member station <a href="http://www.wbur.org/" target="_blank">WBUR</a> in Boston. Fri, 29 Mar 2013 13:30:00 +0000 David Folkenflik 42215 at http://kunc.org NPR To Discontinue 'Talk Of The Nation' 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 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