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The sports network’s ESPN 3 will carry a $10 million gaming contest this weekend in Seattle. We investigate. Plus, a report by Bankrate says young people favor saving cash over investing in the stock market. We examine the issue.
A new report from the Alliance for Excellent Education shows that roughly 500,000 teachers leave the profession every year, with the biggest churn occurring in high-poverty schools. After investing in their training, how can we keep more young teachers from leaving the profession, and the urban schools ...
Starting this Fall, Facebook will begin tracking how its subscribers watch television content on mobile devices. But is comes at a time when some privacy activists are worried about Facebook’s activities. Also, a Trulia analysis out today shows that when you adjust for demographic changes, young ...
Recent reports claim kidney donors face insurances challenges after they donate, which might discourage potential donors in the future. We investigate. Also, we provide a preview on Bank of America earnings report and also look at how much the bank has set aside for mortgage settlements. Plus, to ...
Home Depot is selling 3D printers for $1400-3000 each. Who's buying them, and why? What do they print? What about the cartridges? So many questions. So little time! Also, President Obama is trying to stir up some passion for shoring up the national infrastructure. The White House released a report ...
A new study finds that “unhappy” cities in the U.S. may include many that might be expected – declining Rust Belt cities, for example – but many “happy” cities have similar economic attributes: low wages and low housing costs. What are the differences? Plus, GM says its victim compensation ...
Wells Fargo has 17 straight quarters of positive earnings, but that might change on Friday. Bank profits have been hit by lower-than-expected home sales, a cap on low short-term interest rates, and billions in settlements to the U.S. government in the wake of Wall Street’s collapse last decade. Plus, ...
India's PM Narender Modi, who won a landslide victory at the polls two months ago, will make his first budget speech today. India offers a huge market for foreign investors, but its economy is beset by problems. We use the budget as a peg to look at what it's like for foreign firms doing business in ...
The Global Business Travel Association has a report out today which says there's been a recent upswing in business trips. American companies are spending more on both domestic and international travel, as well as conventions – which they take to be a sign of increased confidence ...
Washington State starts retail marijuana sales this week. We look at how it’s different from Colorado, and what it learned from Colorado going first. Plus, Mexico is set to overtake Brazil as Latin America’s top automaker. Mexican factories surged ahead this year thanks to increasing demand ...
The World Gold Council is meeting to confront suggestions that the cost of gold might be rigged -- Gold buyers could be paying more for gold because of behind-the-scenes tactics. Plus, Marketplace contributor Allan Sloan is on the cover of Fortune Magazine with strong words for American companies that ...
Transit fares are going up this summer in a few different cities. We look at where the fare increases are, why operating costs are rising and why fares alone aren't enough to keep transit systems economically viable. Plus, data from credit service Experian shows Americans are paying down their credit ...
The New England Journal of Medicine is out with a new analysis of people with health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act. The number: 20 million. We dig into it and look at the folks who bought health coverage directly from insurers. Who are these 5 million people? Also, one in five ...
The US Marshall Service auctioned off 30,000 bitcoin since Friday – the auction seems to have created a new class of bitcoin buyers – but there's still mystery around who they are and how much  have they bought. Plus, Hyatt is building a new 5-star hotel on Central Park South in Manhattan, the ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry is in Panama tomorrow for the inauguration of new President Juan Carlos Varela. We look at the economic challenges facing Mr. Varela as he tries to continue the country’s healthy economic growth while also tackling corruption and an inefficient bureaucracy. Plus, ...
The Showboat Hotel Casino in Atlantic City will shut down, as its owner seeks to shore up its other casinos in the area. There’s been a boom in the number of East Coast casinos in recent years, saturating the market and driving down revenues. Also, with so much money flooding into politics, it raises ...
Two of the nation’s largest business groups are preparing to break ranks with the Obama administration over any further penalties on Russia due its actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers are preparing to run newspaper advertisements tomorrow in the ...
The video camera maker GoPro has its IPO Thursday, and it’s the largest IPO by a consumer electronics firm in decades. GoPro is popular among the skateboarder and snowboarder set, but what are its growth opportunities? We look at whether it has the promise to be a content provider, and how its cameras ...
Monsanto reports earnings the day after yet another report on the economic impact of global warming. Agriculture will be affected, though the disruption in the U.S. may be a matter of moving around which crops are grown where. Plus, the Google developer conference opens Wednesday in San Francisco, and ...
There's a House Judiciary Committee hearing on the AT&T/DirecTV merger tomorrow. Executives from AT&T and DirecTV will argue why their proposed $48.5 billion deal should pass antitrust muster. We report on why they’ll be opposed and what arguments they’ll make. Also, DC’s ...
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