Marketplace Morning Report for Friday Feb. 20, 2015
Feb 20, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday Feb. 20, 2015

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Airing on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015: As part of its wage initiative, Wal-Mart is giving more of its workers fixed schedules. Having a fixed schedule, rather than being on call, has many advantages for low-wage workers. Like, you can schedule a second job. Plus, with the Oscars coming up this weekend, we take a look at the economy of the red carpet.

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What do you do when your hit show ends its run?

Feb 20, 2015
The crew for Two and a Half Men are entering a very different Hollywood landscape.

The economy of the red carpet

Feb 20, 2015
From mani cams to brand partnerships, the red carpet can be a moneymaker for all.

American architects find creative freedom in Shanghai

Feb 20, 2015
Some view China as an opportunity to be bold.

Wal-Mart to workers: we'll give you a schedule

Feb 20, 2015
Like many retailers, Wal-Mart had a system where employee hours constantly changed.

PODCAST: Architecture finds its place in Shanghai

Feb 20, 2015
Back up plans for Greece, American architects in China, and documentaries with a business angle.

Airing on Friday, Feb. 20, 2015: As part of its wage initiative, Wal-Mart is giving more of its workers fixed schedules. Having a fixed schedule, rather than being on call, has many advantages for low-wage workers. Like, you can schedule a second job. Plus, with the Oscars coming up this weekend, we take a look at the economy of the red carpet.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC