Marketplace for Thursday, February 21, 2013

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In the latest installment of Burn, Alex Chadwick explores a debate in the nuclear industry about whether expensive safety measures are really necessary when there is a small risk of danger. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has decided to expand Medicaid under the Obama administration even though he initially was opposed to the idea. The New York Times is looking to sell The Boston Globe. The Billboard 100 now includes YouTube hits. And the president of Participant Media discusses the movie blockbusters the company has produced and why they aren't a household name (yet).

For sale: Boston newspaper with great history

The New York Times bought the Globe for more than $1 billion two decades ago. A likely price now? One estimate says $100 million.
Posted In: Boston Globe, newspapers

Inflation, R.I.P.

A eulogy for inflation, after the consumer price index comes in at 0.0 percent.
Posted In: inflation

Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars

The Medicaid question: To expand or not expand

For states considering not to expand Medicaid, the program for the poor and disabled, it's all a numbers game.
Posted In: medicaid

YouTube gets legit on the Billboard Hot 100

The site is a mecca for musical artists. Now their YouTube hits can send them to the top of the Billboard charts.
Posted In: billboard, YouTube, Music, video

Japan's lesson for U.S. reactors: Disaster is possible

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission studied the disaster at the Fukushima reactors for a year. Now it's voting on an expensive safety modification to 31 similar reactors in the U.S.
Posted In: nuclear energy, nuclear, Fukushima

Who picked the word 'sequester' anyway?

Give us your suggestions for a better word for "sequester."
Posted In: sequester, sequestration

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Pyramids [Explicit]
Frank Ocean
Yet Again
Grizzly Bear

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