Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar
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- Greater Boston
- Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar
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HUB CITY AT ITS BEST. A LOOK AT EVERYTHING AND EVERYBODY INTERESTING IN BOSTON. HOSTED BY EMILY ROONEY. Series release date: 1/1997
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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
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- Chicago: “Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar,” 11/18/2008, GBH Archives, accessed January 27, 2021, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDDE6690CE9B4BCAB2FF6C370EF6542D.
- MLA: “Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar.” 11/18/2008. GBH Archives. Web. January 27, 2021. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDDE6690CE9B4BCAB2FF6C370EF6542D>.
- APA: Greater Boston; Credit Cards / The Ascent of Money / Zipcar. Boston, MA: GBH Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_CDDE6690CE9B4BCAB2FF6C370EF6542D