Bernanke, Plants vs. Zombies, and the Netflix Gambit

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On today's edition of MarketFoolery, the daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we discuss the following topics:

  • Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress the Fed is ready to provide another round of stimulus if needed. How long will Wall Street's positive reaction last?
  • Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX  ) raised rates on its most popular service, and despite the online protests of thousands of subscribers, shares rose on Wall Street. Does subscriber discontent mean an opportunity for Redbox owner Coinstar (Nasdaq: CSTR  ) and (Nasdaq: AMZN  ) to steal market share? Our analysts share why Netflix's latest gambit may pay dividends for years to come. 
  • Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS  ) acquired PopCap Games, the maker of the popular Plants vs. Zombies, for a deal that could be worth as much as $1.3 billion. Did EA get a steal, or did it pay too much? Our analysts weigh the merits of the deal and share their favorite classic video game.

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