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Airing on Tuesday, May 26, 2015: Just confirmed, a $55 billion merger in the internet and TV business. More on that. Plus, as the next durable goods report is released, we look at what durable goods are. Are there some products considered durable that aren't actually all that durable? We explore. ...
Airing on Monday, May 25, 2015: After a dismal winter, many indicators are pointing to a pretty good late spring and summer for housing — typically the most important months both for home sales and new home construction. Next: funeral homes have long been accused of scamming ...
Airing on Friday, May 22, 2015: The UK wants to rethink the relationship with the European Union. More on that. Plus, in the wake of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, a new plan has emerged to guard against future problems: re-insurance to help protect governments and insurance companies against the ...
Airing on Thursday, May 21, 2015: In the housing market, there's new data that costs related to renting went up more than owning this past year. We'll talk more about the implications. And speaking of new data, we'll talk about findings that few Americans are prepared for a sudden change in cash flow. ...
Airing on Wednesday, May 20, 2015: We'll talk about the high price tag of a possible merger in the cable industry: Altice of France is in talks to buy Suddenlink, a U.S. cable company, for about $10 billion. More on that. Plus, the Senate Education Committee meets Wednesday. Sen. Lamar Alexander, ...
Airing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015: Wal-Mart announces its first quarter results on Tuesday. We look at what effect recent wage rises for Wal-Mart workers may have had on its bottom line. And the European Central Bank says it's going to front-load its bond buying stimulus going into ...
Airing on Monday, May 18, 2015: First up on today's show, we'll talk about Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's visit to South America. Next: The tech sector in San Francisco may be booming, but the city's homeless are still suffering. And with real estate prices skyrocketing, pressure on  the ...
Airing on Friday, May 15, 2015: Cosmetics company Avon is apparently a victim of a phony takeover bid. More on that. And all this year, Marketplace has been reporting on the ways technology is changing the classroom. Our series, Learning Curve, is coming to an end in the next few weeks. But ...
Airing on Thursday, May 14, 2015: First up, more on the recommendation by an independent panel set up by the British government that the global pharmaceutical industry should come up with money to jump start research into ways to stop drug-resistant bacteria. And Jeep is entering the luxury ...
Airing on Wednesday, May 13, 2015: First up, we'll talk about Facebook's push to house articles directly on its site. We'll also get a glimpse at Macy’s bottom line, which reports its earnings Wednesday morning. The company recently said it would open four discount stores in New York. We look ...
Airing on Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Later today, the republican senator who heads the Senate Banking committee, Richard Shelby of Alabama, is expected to release a so-called "regulatory relief" bill that is being called the most ambitious attempt to revamp financial regulations since the Dodd-Frank ...
Airing on Monday, May 11, 2015: More on Russian President Vladimir Putin's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. And speaking of Russia, that country and China are putting $2 billion into an agriculture investment fund, but given the scale of agriculture in both economies, it looks ...
Airing Friday, May 8, 2015: We'll receive the latest jobs report later today. We check in with our reporter Mitchell Hartman on what to expect in today's number. Across the Atlantic, the seemingly endless Greek debt crisis continues. The eurozone finance minister will decide whether to release $8 billion ...
Airing on Thursday, May 6, 2015: First up, we check the pressure in the global stock market. Alexion—a biotech company with a single drug company— is buying Synageva, a biotech company with a single drug on the market. Yet, they’re two of many biotech companies that are betting on a business ...
Airing on Wednesday, May 6, 2015: The price of oil continues to rise, but for how long? This morning we check on the latest in the global energy market. Next, the for-profit prison industry is adjusting as the number of U.S. inmates is falling. Finally, British voters will take part in the tightest national ...
Airing on Tuesday, May 5, 2015: With the April jobs report out this week, we take a look at the labor market. Plus, while the Affordable Care Act is expanding addiction treatment, most programs lack the infrastructure to keep up with the vision laid out by Obamacare. Finally, we talk with Mark Schatzker ...
Airing on Monday, May 4, 2015: There's news today that Goldman Sachs, one of the top investment banks, is in talks to get out of a key business: specifically the raw commodity, coal. That's according to the Wall Street Journal today. The internet search and advertising giant Google has its hands ...
Airing on Friday, May 1, 2015: First up, electric-car maker Tesla says its developing a battery that will allow folks to store and use solar energy at home. But why is a car maker trying to disrupt the power grid as we know it? And between the Kentucky Derby and that boxing match, we'll talk more ...
Airing on Thursday, April 30, 2015: There's news the Wall Street powerhouse known as Goldman Sachs is investing heavily in Bitcoin. We look at why is a financial services titan going so "indie" by embracing a digital virtual currency. Next, for the first time in decades, the draft will ...
Airing on Wednesday, April 29, 2015: Greece is under pressure to come up with new plans to cut budgets and stimulate growth to repay the money it owes. Less visible today will be Greece's finance minister: more on that. Plus, a conversation with George Zimmer, entrepreneur and former CEO of Men's ...
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