07-06-15 - Marketplace - Big Health Insurers07/07/15
Airing on Monday, July 6, 2015:An audit of Blue Shield of California faulted the nonprofit health insurer for amassing a $4 billion surplus while failing to offer more affordable rates. The audit, the details of which were reported in the LA Times,...
07-03-15 - Marketplace - Greece votes
On today's show wrap up the week's business news, look at Phil Knight's impact on Nike and contemplate a massive heath care merger. Plus: a conversation with FCC chair Tom Wheeler and the new Battle of the Alamo.
07-02-15 - Marketplace - Budding Inventors
Airing on Thursday, July 2, 2015: One ofChicago's remaining black-owned banks is in danger of closing, a reality that's part of a national trend. Unlike the more segregated days when these banks were founded, African-American customers can now take...
07-01-15 - Marketplace - Puerto Rico Bonds
Airing on Wednesday, July 1, 2015:Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits. So what, you might shrug. Well, if any of your money is invested in a municipal bond fund, you might own Puerto Rican bonds and they could take a hit. Marketplace's Adam...
06-30-15 - Marketplace - Overtime Pay
Airing on Tuesday, June 30, 2015:Puerto Rico is in dire financial straits, with its governor saying it cannot pay its $72 billion in debt. He wants to defer payments and negotiate with creditors.We look at what Puerto Rico's options.Next: President...
06-29-2015 - Marketplace - A Digital Education
Airing on Monday, June 29, 2015: Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal is bringing the news to you from the Aspen Ideas Festival. First:Kai talks to David Leonhardt of the New York Times about the breaking news of the day and what it has to do with mobility....
06-26-15 - Marketplace - Marriage Ruling
Airing on Friday, June 26, 2015:The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling expanding marriage rights to same-sex couples changes the financial landscape for gays and lesbians in the U.S. We tally the implications when it comes to taxes, federal benefits, job...
06-25-15 - Marketplace - College Ratings
Airing on Thursday, June 25, 2015: The Department of Education is bailing on its giant college ratings system, but plans to launch a website this summer that will let users compare colleges against a series of yet-unnamed criteria, which may...
06-24-15 - Marketplace - Apatows Beginnings
Airing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015: A mergerbetween Sysco, a marketing and distribution food corporation,and US Foods deal has been put to a halt by a federal judge – a victory for the Federal Trade Commission.But on the retail end, European grocery...
06-23-15 - Marketplace - Pushing Boundaries Skeptics
Airing on Monday, June 23, 2015:Massachusetts has scrapped the decades-old method of defining low-income students in public schools based on income information submitted on applications for free and reduced price lunch. The new measure relies on...
06-22-15 - Marketplace - Independent Contracting
Airing on Monday, June 22, 2015:Sales of existing homes increased by about 5 percent in May, reaching their highest level since 2009. We look at what’s behind this housing number, and the role of first-time buyers—who accounted for about 30 percent of...
06-19-15 - Marketplace - Apple Streaming
Airing on Friday, June 19, 2015:Apple’s effort to get into the streaming business as a latecomer is creating tension between Apple and the musicians it has long relationships with. The company is playing hardball because the stakes are so high. Next:...
06-18-15 - Marketplace - The Power Grid
Airing on Thursday, June 18, 2015:If you had to grade our nation's electricity infrastructure (that is, the power grid) what grade would you give it? One top engineering organization has handed down a D+. That's right; our system of power plants,...
06-17-15 - Marketplace - Quake Proofing
Airing on Wednesday, June 17, 2015: In our installment of “The Weak Link,” Marketplace explores the 710 gap — a five-mile stretch of highway in LA that has been fought over for almost 60 years. Issues surrounding the highway include NIMBY-ism,...
06-16-15 - Marketplace - Shake, Break Spill
Airing on Tuesday, June, 16, 2015:In the confusing welter of deadlines, institutions, egos and last-minute talks, we look at where we stand currently in the Greek debt crisis. It’s an issue that never seems to leave the headlines or come any closer to...
06-15-15 - Marketplace - Pulaski Skyway
Airing on Monday, June 15, 2015:As more schools invest in technology, a new sort of digital divide has emerged. Kids may have access to the internet and the latest devices in class, but almost a third of families don't have broadband access at home....
06-12-15 - Marketplace - Federal Hack
Airing on Friday, June 12, 2015:The huge transformers that make high-voltage transmission lines possible are expensive, custom-built, not made in America and vulnerable to terrorism, vandalism and nature. So a group of utilities is creating a...
06-11-15 - Marketplace - Whats up, America?
Airing on Thursday, June 11, 2015:Retail sales numbers out today look encouraging, but with a background of still-sluggish growth, there are good reasons to be skeptical. How good of an indicator of America’s economic state are these numbers? We...
06-10-15 - Marketplace - Building Affordable Housing
Airing on Wednesday, June 10, 2015: Big Pharma is the biggest lobbying force on the Trans-Pacific Partnership. We explore whether opening up trade will drive prices down or allow pharmaceutical companies to raise costs instead.Next: Marin County in...
06-09-15 - Marketplace - Telecom Mergers
Airing on June, 9, 2015:Small telecoms companies are merging. But they’re really only creating other relatively small telecom companies. They can’t really compete with the big guys. So why merge at all? We explore. Next: California's mandatory water...
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