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Marketplace for Friday August 22, 2014

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Emmy Awards
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Janet Yellen gave a big speech today in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, about the uncertainty of the economy. Should we be worried? We catch up with Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and John Carney from the Wall Street Journal to discuss the week that was. Plus, California could join the group of states that let community colleges offer four-year degrees in certain subjects like dental hygiene. But do you really need a four-year degree, and what’s the cost? We investigate. Also, the Emmys are on Monday this year, as opposed to Sunday. Why? Because they don’t want to have to compete with Sunday Night Football, of course. It’s just one example of the huge battle being waged over live TV broadcast space. Speaking of athletics, Foot Locker, the athletic shoe store, reported sky-high profits this year thanks to its partnership with Nike. Shoes with the swoosh account for two-thirds of Foot Locker’s sales. But what happens if wingtips become the new workplace fashion? Could Foot Locker be too dependent on Nike? 

Foot Locker profits jump, thanks to basketball and Nike

Basketball shoes are hot and Nike controls the sizzle .
Posted In: Nike, Running, shoes

This was the lightest trading day of the year so far

Just 2 and a quarter billion shares changed hands.
Posted In: NYSE, new york stock exchange
Emmy Awards

And the Emmy goes to... Monday!

NBC has moved the Emmys from Sunday to Monday... and the reason is all economics.
Posted In: emmys, emmy awards, NBC, TV ads

A $10,560 bachelor's degree?

Community colleges are getting into the business of awarding BA degrees.
Posted In: community colleges, bachelor's degree, vocational training, higher education

Beyond ad clicks: using 'Big Data' for social good

One professor is trying to get the best data scientists to tackle social problems.
Posted In: big data

Twitter wants to choose what you see

Even if you don't follow someone, you might start seeing his or her tweets.
Posted In: Twitter, mobile ads

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The Stationary Set
Lovely Day
Bill Withers
Last Fare
Little People
Stuntin' Like My Daddy (Radio Edit) [Clean]
Lil Wayne