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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 13, 2015
Apr 13, 2015

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 13, 2015

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Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: Etsy, the online site for handmade and vintage goods, is taking a new approach to its initial public offering. According to sources close to the deal, the retail platform plans to target small investors and keep big investors to a minimum. Reportedly, this is part of the Brooklyn-based website’s effort to stay true to its “socially responsible business practices." Is this a risky tactic? Next, the feds have issued a critical, but short-of-scathing report that, despite investing billions, not enough patient data is being shared. We look at whether this new report puts any serious pressure on vendors to step up and make it easier (and cheaper) to share the data. Plus, we talk to art critic Blake Gopnik about the idea of selling art in museums to make money.

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Wage based on public assistance

Apr 13, 2015
A report shows employers may be building their pay around taxpayer support

Atlanta is a new hub for video game developers

Apr 13, 2015
There are now more than 70 video gaming companies located in the Atlanta area.

A crafty IPO

Apr 13, 2015
Etsy plans to target small investors and keep big ones at a minimum.

The Art of Selling

Apr 13, 2015
Museums get in the business of selling their masterpiece?

Tallying the return investments in medical records

Apr 13, 2015
The feds say they aren't getting their money's worth.

PODCAST: On-call scheduling may violate state law

Apr 13, 2015
Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: The attorney general of the state of New York is putting big retailers like the Gap and Target under scrutiny. Warning letters went out over the weekend. The question is, are they violating state law when they use a system known as “on-call”scheduling? For context, we turn to Thomas Kochan […]

Airing on Monday, April 13, 2015: Etsy, the online site for handmade and vintage goods, is taking a new approach to its initial public offering. According to sources close to the deal, the retail platform plans to target small investors and keep big investors to a minimum. Reportedly, this is part of the Brooklyn-based website’s effort to stay true to its “socially responsible business practices.” Is this a risky tactic? Next, the feds have issued a critical, but short-of-scathing report that, despite investing billions, not enough patient data is being shared. We look at whether this new report puts any serious pressure on vendors to step up and make it easier (and cheaper) to share the data. Plus, we talk to art critic Blake Gopnik about the idea of selling art in museums to make money.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC