Toy-lending libraries are making their return
Dec 27, 2018

Toy-lending libraries are making their return

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(Markets Edition) We start out with unpacking the down-and-up market activity this week, with U.S. markets opening down Thursday. This comes after a week of swings, where we witnessed the worst Christmas Eve since the recession, only for a 1,000-point Dow rebound on Wednesday. Economist Diane Swonk joined us to help sort out what this all means. Then, Amazon's third annual Digital Day is approaching, where the company offers huge discounts on its content. It's also a signal that the race to get people propriety content is in full swing. Also, we take a look at toy-lending libraries ... remember those? They were common in bigger cities, then seemed to phase out. Now, they are making a comeback. Today's show is sponsored by IndeedSelligent and Wasabi Technologies. 

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Digital Day discounts draw in consumers

Dec 27, 2018
Amazon’s third annual Digital Day officially launches on Friday — though some discounts have already been spotted on the website. The company is offering deep discounts on content — digital books movies and games — the sort of thing you can use on its Kindle, Fire TV and Echo devices. The race to get you to buy proprietary […]
An Amazon logo is seen inside the Amazon corporate headquarters on June 16, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.  
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(Markets Edition) We start out with unpacking the down-and-up market activity this week, with U.S. markets opening down Thursday. This comes after a week of swings, where we witnessed the worst Christmas Eve since the recession, only for a 1,000-point Dow rebound on Wednesday. Economist Diane Swonk joined us to help sort out what this all means. Then, Amazon’s third annual Digital Day is approaching, where the company offers huge discounts on its content. It’s also a signal that the race to get people propriety content is in full swing. Also, we take a look at toy-lending libraries … remember those? They were common in bigger cities, then seemed to phase out. Now, they are making a comeback. Today’s show is sponsored by IndeedSelligent and Wasabi Technologies. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC