Marketplace: Christmas music and volatility12/25/14
Airing on Wednesday December 24, 2014: It's been a while since we've seen the kind of volatility that the market is experiencing right now. Many say this particular period could signal the end of the bull market. Plus,Sony’s "The Interview" will open...
Marketplace: Nicaragua and the Dow
With the Dow at 18,000, GDP at 5 percent, and consumer spending and sentiment up, is the stock market a good reflection of the economy? Plus,Nicaragua, one of the poorest nations in the Americas, broke ground on a cross-country canal that it hopes...
Marketplace: OPEC and hepatitus C
Airing on Monday December 22, 2014: Why don’t the OPEC countries cut production and thereby boost prices for the oil they sell? Also, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts chooses a newhepatitisC drug from AbbVie pharmaceuticals as the exclusive...
Marketplace: North Korea and college ratings
Airing on Friday December 19, 2014: The U.S. has promised a "proportional" response to North Korea over the "state sponsored" Sony hack. What might that look like? Plus, after a couple years in the making, the framework for a government college...
Marketplace: Cuba and oil
Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up Cuba to American business. Is this a great business opportunity or just a mirage? Plus, the price of oil is incorporated into many consumer products, including...
Marketplace: The Interview and law school
Airing on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014: Our take on the latest updates from the Sony hacks.Plus, law school enrollment is way down. We look at how that's related to the cost-cutting going on in the practice of law.
Marketplace: AMC and the ruble
Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: AMC theaters are offering a subscription deal. For $100 a month, you can see as many movies as you like. We look at how businesses are using auto-pay subscription models. Plus,Russia'scentral bank raised interest rates...
Marketplace: Sony, Petsmart and Antonio Weiss
Airing on Monday Dec. 15, 2014: What have the Sony leaks revealed about the company's corporate strategy? And what can Sony do to prevent further dissemination and exploitation of this information? Plus, PetSmart was acquired for $8.7 billion by BC...
Oil, inflation and household debt
Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: If there’s a global surplus of oil, where's it sloshing around? We look at how countries are stockpiling. Plus, with inflation low, we ask what's the ideal rate. Finally, American household debt has fallen in comparison...
Derivatives, gas prices and Twitter
Airing on Thursday Dec. 11, 2014: We explain everything you need to know about derivatives. Plus,Americans are saving a buck a gallon on gas these days. Where’s that extra money going? Finally,Instagram just passed Twitter in monthly users and...
Uber and climate change
Airing on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014: Uber’s reputation has taken a few big hits just this week. We look at the damage to Uber's reputation and ask what it can do to recover. Plus, we take a look at theUnited Nations climate change conference. Some...
The Fed, oil prices and hackers
Airing on Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014: Members of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee have entered their quiet period ahead of next week’s meeting. We look at how they are handling interest rates. Plus, falling oil prices are good, right? In a...
Antibiotics, Cosmo and the dollar
Airing on Monday Dec. 8, 2014: Are big drug companies finally being persuaded to research new antibiotics as opposed to more profitable drugs for cancer and chronic conditions? Plus,Cosmopolitan and CoverGirl just announced their joint sponsorship of...
Tesla, Starbucks and gentrification
Airing on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: Tesla is building a battery factory outside of Reno that has electric companies scared. The idea is to build batteries that can store the solar power collected by rooftop solar panels. Plus,Starbucks has plans to open...
Baby bust, Nook and Highland Park
Airing Thursday Dec. 4, 2014: The US fertility rate edged down last year to a record low. The now-5-year-old economic recovery has yet to translate into an upturn in births. Plus, if someone were to pen the story of Barnes Noble today, booksellers...
Tax credits, investors and York Fig
Aired Dec. 3, 2014: The House is voting on whether to bring back certain tax credits that expired at the beginning of the year. It raises the question: Why do they expire in the first place?
Rubles, auto sales and exercise
Struggling with falling oil prices and continued sanctions, the Russian ruble just suffered its biggest one-day fall against the U.S. dollar in more than two decades.Plus, newly reported auto sales figures are strong. We look at the factors driving...
#GentrificationIs, Funding and Facebook
We're launching our gentrification project about the Highland Park neighborhood in Los Angeles. Use the hashtag #GentrificationIs on Twitter and Instagram to show how your neighborhood is changing. Plus, one option under consideration for keeping the...
Open enrollment and outsourcing
In addition to holiday shopping and leftover turkey, it’s open-enrollment season—time to think about financial choices for next year, like retirement savings.Plus, some law professors and now some entrepreneurs are playing with the idea of outsourcing...
Oil slides ... stores gear up for Black Friday mania ... and two lucky turkeys get off scott free.
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