09-16-2014-Marketplace- The Real Costs Of Climate Change09/16/14
Whether it’s due to a weak slate of Fall shows or competition from the Web, big television networks are seeing a worrying decline in advertising revenue this quarter. Optimistic network execs see it as a blip, but could it be a signal of a bigger...
09-15-2014- Marketplace- Philanthropies Lead Ebola Take-Down
Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume designer, to launch a clothing line inspired by the hit TV series. We look at why retailers are increasingly going...
09-12-2014- Marketplace- Just Add Salt
As the U.S. prepares to attack ISIS militarily, what implements of financial mass destruction does America have at its disposal to damage the fund-raising efforts of a non-state actor? Plus, logic suggests that a television show that receives high...
09-11-2014- Marketplace- Twitter Needs Help
The NFL is arguably the country’s most powerful sports league. We look at the wide range of the NFL’s corporate tie-ins and business interests that make this behemoth a multi-billion dollar concern. Plus, the SEC is going after small fry. As part of...
09-10-2014- Marketplace- Phone Carriers Change Plans
Today, President Obama is expected to discuss his plan for sustained military operations against the Islamic State, or ISIS. We explain why that could be a game-changer for the U.S. defense industry. Plus,carriers that have traditionally subsidized...
09-09-2014- Marketplace- Too Many Grads For Jobs Available
More employers are requiring college degrees for jobs that don’t really require skills learned in college—and are held mostly by people now who don’t have degrees, according to a new study. Why? Because they can. Does that mean were producing too many...
09-08-2014- Marketplace- To Spend Or Not To Spend
President Obama has asked Congress for$500 million to "train and equip appropriately vetted elements of the moderate Syrian armed opposition.”So, what do you get for $500 million? And how do you ensure your spending is not equipping the wrong people?...
09-05-2014- Marketplace- The Power Of YouTube Videos
Tesla’s huge bet on a giant battery factory is a bet on the present while the future races on. Tesla is counting on fab efficiency to cut prices on an established type of battery, while research on new types makes it hard to even envision what other...
09-04-2014- Marketplace- Its Shonda Night
The European Central Bank today made a surprise decision to cut interest rates and promote stimulus. Though some say this move comes too late in the day to be much help to European economies, others welcome the cut as a bold move. We look at the...
09-03-2014- Marketplace- Apple Crisis And Retail Hackers
Under Armour, the sports clothing for people who look good with or without it, is aggressively moving to broaden its market. Just today it picked up model Giselle Bundchen as an endorsee. What’s Under Armour’s corporate je ne sais quoi? Plus, the...
09-02-2014- Marketplace- Dollar Generals Hostile Takeover
Dollar General has upped its bid for Family Dollar, but that doesn’t mean Family Dollar will say yes. Observers are now expecting Dollar General to turn this from a friendly bid into a hostile takeover. We explain what going hostile really means....
09-01-2014- Marketplace- Made in the USA
Made in America is a very important consideration for many Americans. There's a perception that things made here are better quality and that buying them will help keep jobs in the country. It is a very powerful label, but if you want to put it on your...
08-29-2014- Marketplace- Abercrombie Fitch Toss Logo
Personal income and spending seemed to stall in July, according to figures out today. Yet consumers and businesses both say they’re as confident as they’ve been in the economy in years. We dig into the apparent contradiction in terms. Plus,Morgan...
08-28-2014- Marketplace- Twitter offers #flightschool
ISIS is believed to get revenue from selling oil on the black market from fields it’s captured. We look at the black market for oil and how it works. Plus, advertising on Twitter is such an impenetrable mystery that Twitter is giving away free classes...
08-27-2014- Marketplace- American Airlines Ditches Orbitz
Snapchat has been allocated an impressive valuation...which appears to bear little or no relation to the valuation it had when it was last valued several months ago. So what makes it worth what people think it's worth today? Plus,American Airlines...
08-26-2014- Marketplace- Durable Goods Number Is Flying
The durable goods number today came with a mixed message. They were up big, but only because Airline companies bought lots of planes. Take that number out, and things don’t look so rosy. Plus, according to data from the credit agency TransUnion, the...
08-25-2014- Marketplace- Mileys Friends Place
Burger King is looking to merge with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. It’s the latest chapter in Burger King’s patterned history. It’s gone in and out of private hands over the last few years and has a famously young leadership team. We...
08-22-2014- Marketplace- Emmys On Monday Not Sunday
Janet Yellen gave a big speech today in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, about the uncertainty of the economy. Should we be worried? We catch up with Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and John Carney from the Wall Street Journal to discuss the week...
08-21-2014- Marketplace- SoundCloud Adds Ads
Philadelphia plans to stop offering subsidies for school bus service for high school students who live within two miles of their school. We look at the impact of cutting out school buses on families and districts and whether those effects differ...
08-20-2014- Marketplace- Economics Of Halftime Shows
Central bankers meet in Jackson Hole this week to discuss, among other things, Central Banks. We look athow the role of the Central Bank has changed and how the job of central banker has changed since the Recession. Plus, former Obama campaign...
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