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Episodes

  • --14 Mid-Day Update – Think of it as a conscious uncoupling

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    PayPal and eBay split, a change in health care payment, and impact investing.
  • --14 Marketplace Tech - Digital assets

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    First up, Madeline Earp, a research analyst for the advocacy group Freedom House, joins us to talk about messaging apps and protests in Hong Kong. Plus, most people don't want to think about what happens when you die. Lots of us don't even have wills. But what happens to our digital accounts has become a more pressing issue in recent years, as people store more valuable and personal information virtually?
  • --214- Morning Report- Checkup for the ACA

    Sep 30, 2014 | 7 min
    There's news today about which country will end the year as the top producer of petroleum. It's a statistic that is altering both the oil market and geopolitics. And with tomorrow being the first of October, one year since the roll-out of healthcare.gov, the texture of health care in America is changing. For instance, there's been disruption in the old pattern of health care providers sending bills and the insurance companies paying their portion. Now, some insurers are tying what they pay to how well the doctors, hospitals, and labs are doing their job. Plus, call it "Social and Environmental investing," call it "Impact Investing," applying our personal values to our portfolios is not a new...
  • -2-214-Marketplace- Protests in Hong Kong

    Sep 29, 2014 | 27 min
    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 Hong Kong matters to U.S. and global markets. Meanwhile, Facebook has launched its rebuilt advertising platform. Atlas, as it’s called, will let marketers use the knowledge and information the company has of its users to target them on mobile apps and websites. Why has it taken so long for Facebook to launch this, and what impact will it have on the company’s competitors and users?
  • -2-14 Mid-Day Update – The strength of the Indian-American community

    Sep 29, 2014 | 7 min
    AIG goes to trial, Narendra Modi visits the U.S., and food gets VC funding
  • -2-214- Morning Report- The art of the steal

    Sep 29, 2014 | 7 min
    First up, questions are being raised on whether Apple and other companies took advantage of illegal tax arrangements.'nbspThe European Union is reportedly set to take Apple and Ireland to task for what regulators see as a sweetheart tax deal for the Silicon Valley giant. Plus, you think of the ATM as a way to get money, but a new study shows that increasingly, it's the other way around. Bankrate.com released a survey today showing that ATM fees are up as much as 5 percent in some parts of the country. And'nbspan update on the art of the steal: over the past few years there have been a number of legal spats between artists accusing other artists of swiping their concept. Richard Prince, or th...
  • -2-14 Marketplace Tech - Food tech

    Sep 29, 2014 | 7 min
    "Food Tech" is a hotspot in Silicon Valley right now. So of course, if you're hungry, there's an app for that. Plus, we talk about Xbox's debut in China with'nbspMolly Wood, technology columnist for the New York Times.
  • -26-214-Marketplace-Hello ello

    Sep 26, 2014 | 27 min
    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 and what are the economic ripple effects across the country? And, social media upstart Ello made a lot of noise online this week by positioning itself as the anti-Facebook, promising no ads, no data mining, and to stop treating people as "a product that's bought and sold." Apparently, those are words many wanted to hear, as the site was welcoming 4, new users per hour midweek. But the question remains, how do you make any money if you aren't se...
  • /26/214 Marketplace Weekend - Look out for yourself

    Sep 26, 2014 | 51 min
    This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary'nbspchats with Shannon Bond from FT and Joe Weisenthal from Business Insider about this week’s top stories. Can’t fit your new iPhone in your pocket? Marketplace’s Ariana Tobin explains the history of women’s pockets … which never have been big enough to carry phones.'nbspWe speak to a financial aid advisor about ways to mitigate the growing student loan burden on students. Then, author and writer Jerry Stahl tells us a story about how to look out for yourself when you go from 'nbspsleeping in a park, to sailing on a yacht with celebrities.'nbspMore big companies are buying back their own stock from the stock market. Good news or bad news? And, does the tech indu...
  • -26-14 Mid-Day Update – The price of AC cools down

    Sep 26, 2014 | 9 min
    Bill Gross' big move, the FTC turns 1, and AC units cool down in price.