Marketplace for Wednesday August 20, 2014

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Central bankers meet in Jackson Hole this week to discuss, among other things, Central Banks. We look at how the role of the Central Bank has changed and how the job of central banker has changed since the Recession. Plus, former Obama campaign operative David Plouffe has joined Uber as a vice president and strategist. Is Plouffe’s move just about the big money of a hightech startup?  Or is there an affinity between tech and the Democratic Party that he and other Dems are trying to harness? Also, did you know that the NFL doesn't pay musicians for performing at the Super Bowl? Well, turns out now the NFL wants major artists such as Coldplay, Rihanna, and Katy Perry, the three finalists for next year's show, to pay them to perform at the halftime show. Will artists play ball? We look at the economics of halftime shows.
Janet Yellen

How the Fed became a Central Superbank

Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Posted In: Bankers, recession, Economy
David Plouffe

Obama campaign operative's surprising move to Uber

David Plouffe's new role at the ride-sharing tech company raises some eyebrows.
Posted In: Uber, Obama campaign, Democrats, Republicans
Superbowl

The NFL wants artists to pay to perform at the Super Bowl

The question now: Is it worth it for the artists - or the NFL?
Posted In: Super Bowl, football, musician, Katy Perry
Hundred

Your money's worth more in Mississippi

Tax Foundation has mapped out the value of your $100 bill in each state.
Posted In: dollars, values, Mississippi, united states

How can you be sure a medical app actually works?

Some lawyers are calling for more regulation of medical apps.
Posted In: apps, fitness apps, medical devices, FDA

The business of pop music

From playing coffee bars to producing music to reality TV, Linda Perry has seen it all.
Posted In: music industry, buying music, Music

Got a tax credit you can't use? You can sell it

The market for state tax credits is growing. They can even be traded online.
Posted In: tax credit, Oregon

D'oh! FXX will air 552 episodes of The Simpsons

Yes, the FXX will air every episode of the longest running show in TV history.
Posted In: cable TV, The Simpsons, episode

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