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Episodes

  • 1-24-214 Marketplace Ebola in Gotham

    Oct 24, 2014 | 29 min
    As the Ebola story unfolds, authorities in New York have Dr. Spencer's own account as a starting point, but are helped by the multiple electronic checkpoints of life in Gotham. Plus,'nbspP'ampG spins off Duracell, and we take a look at the business and the history.'nbsp
  • 1/24/214 Marketplace Weekend - TBD

    Oct 24, 2014 | 50 min
    This weekend, Lizzie O'Leary talks with Marketplace's Tracey Samuelson about how Liberian communities in the U.S. are coping with Ebola back home. Then, here in the US, big media companies are struggling to adapt to the internet as more people rely on smartphones to get the news. The BBC's Will Ross explains that it's'nbspeven more pronounced in Africa,'nbspwhere internet use on mobile phones is set to increase twenty times over the next five years. Ben Walsh from the Huffington Post and NY Mag's Jessica Pressler join us for brunch. Chris Black discusses tips from his book,'nbsp"I Know You Think You Know it All:'nbspAdvice to Help you stop Looking like a Jerk in Public and Online."'nbsp
  • 1-24-14 Mid-Day Update – All I want for Christmas is a gift I ordered

    Oct 24, 2014 | 7 min
    The first patient with Ebola in NYC, the EU vows to cut emissions, and UPS hires for Christmas.
  • 1-24-214 Morning Report - Holiday hands

    Oct 24, 2014 | 7 min
    A Columbia University physician who traveled to Guinea to'nbspcare for Ebola patients is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in New York City.'nbspHe fell ill and later tested positive for Ebola. More on New York's preparedness for such a situation.'nbspPlus,'nbspUPS will hire 5, temporary workers this holiday season, and is experimenting with new ways for customers to pick up packages. The hiring spree aims to avoid last year's catastrophe when Christmas presents were delivered late due to a lack of staff. And on Friday, presidential elections take place in Botswana in southern Africa. The country is the world’s largest diamond producer, but has managed to avoid the “resources curse” that...
  • 1-24-14 Marketplace Tech - Valet on demand

    Oct 24, 2014 | 8 min
    First up, Queena Kim'nbspjoins us to talk about Luxe Valet, an app that promises to valet park your car anywhere in San Francisco. And how well have you kept up with the week in tech news? Host Ben Johnson takes on Kevin Roose, writer at New York Magazine, for this week's Silicon Tally.
  • 1-2-214 Marketplace - Blue chipped

    Oct 23, 2014 | 27 min
    With a trend of dismal earnings for the likes of IBM, Coke and McDonald's, blue chip companies appear to have lost their sheen. We trace the evolution of the blue chip company since its beginnings, and ask what does it mean today – and who are the new generation of blue chip companies. Plus, we're going there:'nbspEmail. 'nbspIt's a giant time waster, expensive productivity suck, and all over pain in the...
  • 1-2-14 Mid-Day Update – Amazon search

    Oct 23, 2014 | 6 min
    A good week for markets, Amazon vs Google, and asking questions about water.
  • 1-2-214 Morning Report - Baggage claim

    Oct 23, 2014 | 7 min
    Just how much'nbspdoes Facebook's founder "like" China?'nbspYesterday, Mark Zuckerberg'nbspdelivered a minute speech, in Mandarin, at Tsinghua University. It's part of a larger effort to court the Chinese market. More on that.'nbspPlus: Southwest used to be a small regional airline, and has kept customers on board throughout its growth with a rare lack of fees. Fuel prices should be down, but the company is'nbsplooking to charge for baggage for the first time, even as it tries to expand overseas. And'nbspMicrosoft has had three CEOs since it was founded in 175:'nbspBill Gates, Steve Ballmer, and'nbspSatya Nadella, who's been on the job eight months now.'nbspAs Bethany McLean writes in this m...
  • 1-2-14 Marketplace Tech - Sweetie

    Oct 23, 2014 | 8 min
    Today, we take a look at Amazon's earnings through the lens of their competition with Google over search tools. Then,'nbspChester Wisneiwski, Senior Security Advisor at Sophos, talks to us about medical device security. Finally, Amar Toor, Reporter at the Verge, joins us to chat about the chatabot "Sweetie" that was used to catch and convict an online sex offender in Australia.
  • 1-22-214 Marketplace - Johnson 'amp Johnson 'amp Ebola

    Oct 22, 2014 | 27 min
    There are some good economic reasons no one created an Ebola vaccine – yet.'nbspNow multiple companies, including Johnson 'amp Johnson, are racing to produce a cure.'nbspThe business rationale changed in part due to the size of the outbreak itself, but also an'nbspincreasingly'nbspinterested market and potential payday.'nbspPlus: New regulations aimed at preventing another housing crisis have been finalized, only they don't include a down payment requirement. Financial experts think homeowners should put down 2 percent to be safe, but where did that number come from in the first place? Also: Seemingly out of nowhere in 17, the Hunt brothers attempted to corner the silver market, pushing up p...