10-22-2014 Marketplace - Johnson Johnson Ebola10/23/14
There are some good economic reasons no one created an Ebola vaccine – yet.Now multiple companies, including Johnson Johnson, are racing to produce a cure.The business rationale changed in part due to the size of the outbreak itself, but also...
10-21-2014 Marketplace - Crash course
The Chinese economy grew at its slowest pace in five years during the third quarter. A cloudy forecast across the pondraises the question ofif economic stalling in Europe or China is the greater threat to the U.S. economy.Next: In today's cheap...
10-20-2014 Marketplace the Sustained Drop
IBM is paying someone $1.5 billion to buy its chipmaker division. Sometimes it’s more cost effective to pay someone to take a division off your hands than to wind it down yourself. Plus,The drop in oil prices looks like a sustained drop - which...
10-17-2014 Marketplace Ebola Czar Explained
50% of Americans are either “very concerned” or “somewhat concerned” they will contract Ebola, a study says.How is corporate America reacting?Plus, as the midterm elections approach, tech giant Google hasspent $1.43 million on political donations...
10-16-2014 Marketplace - Pick a volatility villain
The market continued its downward trajectory Thursday with an overabundance of choices as to why: blame Ebola, blame earnings or even blame Netflix.Some economists believe this is only the beginning as the currentvolatility affects investors, business...
10-15-2014 Marketplace -Shot Clock Til You Drop
Texas Health Presbyterian is a community hospital up against Ebola, and the CDC now says every hospital in the U.S. should be prepared for an Ebola patient. With 5,000 community hospitals in the nation, plenty of training, time and resources are...
10-14-2014 Marketplace - Crisis management
Three big banks reported earnings Tuesday: JP Morgan, Citigroup and Wells Fargo. The results show how “the American bank” has changed since the financial crisis. Next: Projections for an increase in oil demand are at the lowest level since 2009 -...
10-13-2014 Marketplace - No polar bear politics
Department store chain, JC Penney has announced that Marvin Ellison will take over as President and CEO. Execs hope that Ellison, who will be the third CEO in less than four years, can improve its flagging fortunes. Plus:The Pentagon issues a report...
10-10-2014 Marketplace - Its a casino
Saudi Arabia is keeping its pumps going despite a glut of oil and falling prices. In the meantime, some U.S. companies could start shutting down rigs if prices fall much more. Plus: the market’s up; the market’s down. You can - and people have -...
10-09-2014 - Marketplace - Icahn, iGlass
Activist Investor Carl Icahn is going after Apple again, asking the company to buy more shares and more quickly. We ask the question: What does Icahn actually want? Next:A company called GT Advanced is in bankruptcy court Thursday, reeling from the...
The IMF had stern words for the state of Europe’s banks and the policy tools it’s used — and still using — to ease the continent out of recession. The U.S., whose approach was initially scorned by Europe, is pulling out ahead. Is that good for the...
10-06-2014 Marketplace - Twin Peaks, Twinned
Timothy Geithner, former head of the New York Fed is in court today, testifying about the AIG bailout. This is a big deal because the evidence he gives could change the popular narrative about how the crisis was handled and why. Plus, in an attempt to...
10-05-2014 Marketplace - Hewlett [and] Packard?
Silicon Valley stalwart Hewlett-Packard is going to divide itself two publicly traded companies. One will focus business technology, including software and services, while the other will sell PCs and printers. HP isn’t the first company (tech or...
10-03-14 Marketplace - Is Phillips Curving?
The unemployment rate is falling and some are now calling on the Federal Reserve to start raising interest rates. Does the famous “Phillips Curve” still apply in an age where the nature of unemployment has changed so radically? Next, in the wake of JP...
10-02-14 - Marketplace - The Stronger Dollar
The dollar is getting stronger. For that, you can thank the decision to roll back quantitative easing in the U.S., and the European Central Bank's decision to do more QE in the EU. Some people love a strong dollar, but others don't. We look at why the...
10-01-14 - Marketplace - How to get a vaccine to market
The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. raises the question of whether there will be a more concerted effort to create a vaccine or drug treatment for the disease. We explain the incentives at play when companies and governments pursue drugs,...
09-30-14 - Marketplace - Birthday cake for HealthCare.gov?
Today eBay announced that it’s going to split with PayPal and make both entities separate companies. Will PayPal users actually notice? In other tech-companies-talking news,Netflix has forged a deal with the Weinstein Company, to stream a sequel to...
09-29-2014-Marketplace- Protests in Hong Kong
Three days of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have nearly shut down the city. They’ve also made financial traders around the world nervous. Prices dropped on Asian and European exchanges today and U.S. stocks also opened lower. Why what happens in...
Hundreds of flights were grounded in Chicago this morning after a fire at an air traffic control facility. O’Hare is the second busiest airport nation and home to hubs for both American and United airlines. How often do these types of shutdowns happen...
The mobile refineries the U.S. is bombing are so small they could almost fit in a pickup truck. We look at this micro-refinery world and ask what the pros and cons are to blowing up ISIS’s oil-refining stuff.Richard Branson has told170 employees at...
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