09-30-14 - Marketplace - Birthday cake for...10/01/14
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...
09-24-2014- Marketplace- Walmart Turns To Banking
Walmart is branching out into the banking industry. It's partnering with the prepaid credit card provider Green Dot to offer checking accounts to anyone over 18 who passes an ID check. Walmart says the low cost service will not require a minimum...
09-23-2014- Marketplace- Gender Balanced Clinical Trials
Washington wants to put the brakes on U.S. companies that skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies. In the money world, we call that inversion. But will Jack Lew’s newly announced policies really make a difference? Plus, the National Institutes...
09-22-2014- Marketplace- Will Gotham Rescue Fox?
Just a week after the launch of Apple's iPhone 6, Blackberry is hoping to ride the smartphone wave with the introduction of its newest device, the Passport. Blackberry sales have been less than stellar in recent years, but it's banking that this new...
09-19-2014- Marketplace- This may Suit SAP
As Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce behemoth, debuts on the New York Stock Exchange we look at its ambitious founder Jack Ma and consider his significance. Plus, entrepreneur Jesse Herzog has designed a new kind of work suit and it’s a one piece suit...
09-18-2014- Marketplace- Space Race Gets Added Boost
Nearly half of all households in major cities don’t have enough money saved to cover essential expenses in an emergency, according to a new study from Corporation for Enterprise Developments. We look at how much people are benefiting from the...
09-17-2014- Marketplace- NFL Pressure Points
Yahoo is one of the biggest investors in Alibaba and the company stands to gain billions in the coming IPO. So what will Yahoo do with all that cash? Plus, the Fed’s Open Market Committee meeting concludes its two days of meetings in Washington today....
09-16-2014-Marketplace- The Real Costs Of Climate Change
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...
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