Marketplace: The Winners And Losers Of Net Neutrality02/28/15
Airing on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: "It can’t be warming. There’s snow outside." Social media went bananas yesterday after a video surfaced of Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma pitching a snowball to an intern on the Senate floor. Inhofe is selling doubt,...
Marketplace: Facebook Gets Involved In Suicide Prevention
Airing on Thursday Feb. 26, 2015: Oil prices are moving up and down every day as all kinds of traders try to predict where prices will land in the future. In the last two days we've seen how different kinds of contradictory data can move prices in...
Marketplace: The Wal-Mart Effect
Airing on Wednesday Feb. 25, 2015: TJX, the parent of TJ Maxx and Marshalls, just announced it will boost its base pay to $9 an hour by this summer, and $10 an hour by 2016. In light of Wal-Mart’s recent minimum wage hike, is this the first sign of a...
Marketplace: Snow Day Edition
Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015: In case you haven't heard,Boston's been getting pounded with snow every few days, for weeks.Boston's mass transit system, the oldest in America, broke down under the stress. Trains and buses are running late, if at...
Marketplace: The DHS Needs A Morale Boost
Airing on Monday, Feb.23, 2015: The president wants to stop unscrupulous brokers from flogging investments to consumers that kick back fees to the brokerage. These kinds of dodgy investments cost consumers one percent a year, on average. That may not...
Marketplace: What Does An Apple Car Look Like?
Airing on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015: Okay, we’re gonna take the rumors seriously and ask, “If Apple is getting into the car business, what does that look like?” Plus, the Baker Hughes Rigs Counts are out today. They’re considered an important indicator of...
Marketplace: The Macro and Micro Economics of Walmart
Airing on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015: Walmart announced a mass raise today to some 500,000 employees. By April, these workers will make $9 an hour and by next year this time, it will go up to $10. We speak to two workers to find out what difference this...
Marketplace: Snapchat Nearly Doubles in Value
Airing on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015:A year ago, the teen-fad social-media company Snapchat was valued at $10 billion. Its latest investors value it at $19 billion. We look at what’s happened in that time. Is the doubling in valuation due to the...
Marketplace: Obama Faces Another Lawsuit
Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015: Word is that the labor dispute is close to a resolution, so what happens now? We’ll look at how we unwind this beast, including what happens to all the perishable stuff. Plus, arecent ruling by a Texas judge stayed...
Marketplace: Drone Regulations Are Released
Airing on Monday, Feb. 16, 2015: The Federal Aviation Administration proposed a set of regulations regarding the use of drones, Sunday.We look at what commercial uses are possible under the FAA’s proposed rules, and how the rules would have to change...
Marketplace: Greece Is Gaming Up
Airing on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015:European leaders are meeting to work out the thorny problem that is the Greek debt. Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis is an economist who specialized in game theory, so we look at what game theory is and whether...
Marketplace: Expedia rolls over the competition
Airing on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015: What happens when your ship comes in, and there’s no one there to unload your goods? We look at the ripple effect of the West Coast port strike. Plus, the choices are shrinking when it comes to online flight and...
Marketplace: Jon Stewarts Economic Impact
Airing on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015: New dietary guidelines say cholesterol-rich foods like eggs, lobster and shrimp aren’t necessarily bad for us after all. What kind of ripple effect will these latest guidelines have in the food business? Plus, with...
Marketplace: Doctors advice or Googles
Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015:Home Depot announces it will hire 80,000 temp workers for its spring season. We take a look at seasonal jobs and ask how many become permanent positions at Home Depot and similar companies. Also, software...
Marketplace: Things are looking Greece-y
Airing on Monday, Feb. 9, 2015: "NBC Nightly News" took a ratings hit last week amid the Brian Williams controversy. At 36 percent, it was a big dip, but declining viewership for all network evening news shows isn’t, well, news. How relevant is the...
Marketplace: Goldman Sachs and the Pope
Airing on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015: Goldman Sachs came in dead last in Harris Poll's annual corporate reputation survey. What does this mean for the company? Plus, the Labor Department's January jobs report shows a slight rise in unemployment along with...
Marketplace: Greece debt and hackers
Airing on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015: Greece’s prime minister and finance minister are traveling around Europe meeting with senior European officials and leaders to persuade them to back the new government’s plans for changing the conditions of Greece’s...
Marketplace: auto industry and Staples
Airing on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015:Automakers are reporting big sales and big profits, and we look at the reasons for this resurgence. Plus, you'll soon have one less place to buy your pens and pencils: Staples announced its $6.3 billion purchase of...
Marketplace: rating agencies and net neutrality
Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015: Now that Standard Poor's has settled and been fined, what's next for ratings agencies? Plus, the Federal Communications Commission is nearing a decision on regulating the Internet as a public utility. We examine what...
Marketplace: Budget and Nationwide ad
Airing on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015:The president’s budget is out today, a $4 trillion blueprint for how the U.S. should spend its money. The budget is also a signal that there may be one area where the administration and Congress can compromise: corporate...
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