Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 26, 2013

Episode Teaser Image 
Episode Description 
A conference today in London is taking on the growing problem of counterfeit medicine. Millions of lives are put at risk by knock off drugs, and it's a problem afflicting the U.S. and Europe, as well as the developing world. Nike comes out with its quarterly profits and losses later today, and expectations are high. The athletic clothes company, whose stock was just added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will show a 24 percent jump in earnings year-over-year, if forecasts are right. And, the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too. Case in point: San Antonio has an $8,000 garbage can that will pay for itself through saved fuel since trucks don't have to come by as often to empty it.

PODCAST: What to do about the counterfeit drug market?

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007. Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars. And, what to do about fake pharmaceuticals, a $75 billion global industry?

JPMorgan may settle with government for record $11 billion

The record settlement could help the bank avoid future lawsuits.
Posted In: JPMorgan, bank regulations, subprime lenders

Unemployment applications near 6 year low

The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007.
Posted In: Unemployment, economic indicators

How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money

It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.
Posted In: big data, government spending, trash

Fake pharmaceuticals are a $75 billion global industry

It's not just a problem in developing nations either.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, counterfeit

Yo! The tech industry in rap

A look at the best tech references in rap music.
Posted In: hip hop, Music, product placement

The big data behind Indy Car racing

The need for speed isn't just what gets Formula One race car drivers across the finish line.
Posted In: big data, penske

Google Shopping Express offers same-day delivery

Can Google's ambitious new delivery program work?
Posted In: Google, same day delivery

Chicago water: What does lead taste like?

Chicago’s effort to rebuild its water system has run into a problem: it’s replacing lead pipes, and lead is seeping into the water supply.
Posted In: water supply, Chicago

Nike Air or Nike stock: Which one tells us more about the global economy?

What can Nike’s performance tell us about the global economy?
Posted In: Nike pegasus, Nike quotes

Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.
Posted In: navy, Merchant Marine, sequester, sequestration

Music from this show

Click below to purchase songs from this show through our Amazon affiliate.

Last Fare
Little People
Before Tigers (Cfcf Rmx)
Health
The Boxer
The Chemical Brothers
Bounce, Rock, Skate, Roll
Vaughan Mason And Crew
In And Out Of Days
C-Mon & Kypski

Browse the show calendar