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Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar

11/18/2008


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Series
Greater Boston
Program
Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar
Program Number

11/17/2008, 11/18/2008

Series Description

HUB CITY AT ITS BEST. A LOOK AT EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY INTERESTING IN BOSTON. HOSTED BY EMILY ROONEY. Series release date: 1/1997

Program Description

Credit Cards One of the ripple effects of the financial meltdown on Wall Street may be a credit card crisis. Several big credit card companies, including American Express, Bank of America and Citigroup have begun culling their portfolios of the riskiest customers. Some lenders are cutting back on loans to consumers already in debt and are cutting credit lines for existing cardholders. Guests: Peter Tufano, Harvard Business School; Duncan Simester, MIT Sloan School of Management

The Ascent of Money Niall Ferguson discusses his newest book The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World. Ferguson's book is a historical look at the the rise of financial institutions during the Renaissance to the current sub-prime mortgage crisis. Guests: Niall Ferguson, Author, The Ascent of Money

Zipcar In a bad economy, business for the car-sharing company Zipcar is going well. A recent survey of Zipcar members showed respondents saved over $600 per month compared owning and operating a car in an urban environment. Guests: Dan Curtin, General Manager, Zipcar Boston; Mia Howard, Zipcar Member

Duration

00:28:30

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
News Report
Topics
News
Local Communities
Citation
Chicago: “Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar,” 11/18/2008, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDDE6690CE9B4BCAB2FF6C370EF6542D.
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APA: Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDDE6690CE9B4BCAB2FF6C370EF6542D
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