Business

11-20-2014-Marketplace-Yahoo and Firefox

Marketplace - November 20, 2014 - 5:00pm
Updated: President Obama announced his plan for immigration reform. There are an estimated 11.2 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We examine what changes are coming as potentially millions more are brought into the legal workforce. Plus, the UC system is a classic example of what’s happening in higher education. States cut funding, and the difference comes out of students' pockets. Finally, Mozilla signed a deal with Yahoo to make it the default browser on Firefox, leading to the question ... why? 
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11-19-2014-Marketplace-Dojo Data

Marketplace - November 19, 2014 - 3:00pm
The New York Fed is a special case: more powerful than other regional Feds, more influential within the Federal Reserve system, and therefore more at risk of being influenced by the big banks. Plus, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is set to reap more than $3 billion from an investment in a drug to treat the lung disease. One person's cost to use the drug? $300,000 a year. Finally, the Class Dojo app does a 180 after being outed by the New York Times for collecting classroom behavior data on kids. We look at third-party classroom apps and the push against data collection.
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11-18-2014-Marketplace-Morning Wars

Marketplace - November 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
The Senate votes today on a bill to get the Keystone Pipeline from Canada approved. Does the pipeline really matter much at this point? Plus, the morning news slot is very profitable for television networks such as NBC and ABC, bringing in lots of advertising dollars. The recent firing of Jamie Horowitz at NBC's “Today” show, however,  indicates that the networks are struggling to get the programming mix just right during this golden moment.
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11-18-2014-Marketplace-Morning Wars

Marketplace - November 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
The Senate votes today on a bill to get the Keystone Pipeline from Canada approved. Does the pipeline really matter much at this point? Plus, the morning news slot is very profitable for television networks such as NBC and ABC, bringing in lots of advertising dollars. The recent firing of Jamie Horowitz at NBC's “Today” show, however,  indicates that the networks are struggling to get the programming mix just right during this golden moment.
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11-17-2014-Marketplace-Facebook at Work

Marketplace - November 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
States that count on revenue from oil severance taxes are running into budget problems as oil prices fall, reducing that revenue. Plus, Facebook is said to be working on a new “Facebook at Work” platform that would let users collaborate on documents, chat with colleagues, etc. We look at the growing attention on the enterprise market.
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11-14-2014-Marketplace-Creepy Cars

Marketplace - November 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
ISIS wants to make, distribute and regulate its own coins, but there are all sorts of problems with creating a currency out of precious metals. Plus, S&P just gave Twitter a BB junk rating. Junk!?!? Does that mean Twitter is destined for the trash pile? Not really. It simply means that it’s carrying a lot of debt relative to its earnings. Finally, car makers are agreeing to voluntary privacy standards for all data being collected by in-car computers. But what data is being collected and how could its use or release affect you?
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11-14-2014-Marketplace-Creepy Cars

Marketplace - November 14, 2014 - 3:00pm
ISIS wants to make, distribute and regulate its own coins, but there are all sorts of problems with creating a currency out of precious metals. Plus, S&P just gave Twitter a BB junk rating. Junk!?!? Does that mean Twitter is destined for the trash pile? Not really. It simply means that it’s carrying a lot of debt relative to its earnings. Finally, car makers are agreeing to voluntary privacy standards for all data being collected by in-car computers. But what data is being collected and how could its use or release affect you?
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11-13-2014-Marketplace-Toys and Movies

Marketplace - November 13, 2014 - 3:00pm
The U.S. signed a trade agreement with India this week and also one with China to do with tariffs on tech products. They’re being heralded as major trade pacts, so why the flurry of deals now? Plus, Warren Buffett is buying Duracell from Proctor & Gamble with P&G stock. We look at how he plays the market in order to get big tax advantages. Finally, Hasbro is said to be interested in buying Dreamworks. It would give the toymaker an easy way to promote its products beyond stores shelves. 
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11-12-2014-Marketplace-Twinkies

Marketplace - November 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
China agreed to cap emissions. How are the goals stated by China and U.S. attainable, and who would be the winners and losers? Plus, banks are being fined because their traders manipulated the foreign exchange markets. We look at how and why the offenders did what was thought to be impossible. Finally, Hostess Brands, which makes Twinkies and other snacks, was bought out of bankruptcy last year by a private equity firm. Now it’s about to be sold on for $1.5 billion. We explain how the Twinkie-maker was saved by private equity.
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Marketplace Special Podcast: The Business of Creativity

Marketplace - November 12, 2014 - 11:46am
Hear this one- time event with Kai Ryssdal hosting a conversation about creativity with Amy Poehler, Norman Lear, Gwynne Shotwell and Franklin Leonard. 
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11-11-2014-Marketplace-Auto Jobs

Marketplace - November 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
Yesterday, the Department of Health and Human Services lowered its estimate of how many people will sign up for an ACA health plan this year.  We look at how the size and composition of this year’s pool will affect premiums. Plus, Ford’s new F150 pickup production line starts operating, with hundreds of new auto workers. What kind of jobs is the auto industry is adding as it comes back? Finally, in the wake of a crazy Oklahoma divorce case, we ask how much a CEO really contributes to a company’s success.  
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11-10-2014-Marketplace-Net Neutrality

Marketplace - November 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
The luxury home builder Toll Brothers Inc. announced that revenues rose 29 percent in October. Should we see this as a sign that things in the housing market are improving? Plus, President Obama says the internet should be regulated. Treating the internet this way would enable the FCC to enforce net neutrality, barring ISPs and their customers from developing practices like fast lanes.
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Ralph Peer: The man behind the modern music industry

Marketplace - November 7, 2014 - 4:40pm
The industry as we know it today wouldn't exist without Peer.
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11-07-2014-Marketplace-Remembering Shields

Marketplace - November 7, 2014 - 3:00pm
The latest employment report continues the recent trend of a lot of job growth but not a lot of wage growth. What would happen if the U.S. swapped those two? Plus, former Trader Joe’s CEO John V. Shields recently passed away. Shields is the person largely credited with the store's success. We look at how he did it and what he brought to the iconic company. Finally, falling gas prices have been big news all week. But for American voters, the flip side of cheap gas – climate change – is a low urgency issue with high costs.
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