PODCAST: Paywalls, not all they're cracked up to be?

A Washington Post vending machine is stocked with newspapers for sale on May 1, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The Washington Post is erecting a paywall. It’s one in a long list of newspapers that are trying this business model. So, how's it working out?

Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are calling on the U.S. government to reveal how often they get national security requests for information. The Internet companies are fighting the perception they were willing participants in the National Security Agency's widespread monitoring of electronic communications. But the question still remains, if the government asks a company for information, can it say no? 

Life insurance can be tricky, how do you protect you and your family from fraud or insurer mistakes?

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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