Marketplace for Monday, July 9, 2012
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Fender, the guitar-maker famous for its rock star customers, is going public. Two of the largest health care companies are joining together in a $5 billion merger, showing that Medicaid is becoming big business. Pro sports teams are trying to take back control from ticket agents like StubHub. Kai Ryssdal speaks with Vanity Fair's Kurt Eichenwald about how the competition that once trailed Microsoft successfully knocked the company from the top spot. Debra Lee, the CEO of BET Networks, talks about programming television for an African American audience. And reporter Stacey Vanek Smith looks at the history of the power lunch.
Posted In: income inequality
A new study from Pew's economic mobility project finds that only about one third of Americans have achieved a better economic position than their parents.
Posted In: Entertainment, BET, Debra Lee, African American
The CEO and president of BET Networks discusses television programming for African Americans, and the role of the network in today's media sphere.