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).
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars
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: nuclear energy, nuclear, Fukushima
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.