Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday May 12, 2014

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It’s Infrastructure Week! And the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers, helps host discussions of what’s to be done about the U.S.’s crumbling infrastructure – who is to build it? – as among other things, the highway trust fund slowly slides toward zero. Plus, on May 15th the FCC is due to vote on a plan to regulate the internet. More than 100 major technology companies are calling on the regulator to reconsider a plan that would allow content companies to pay broadband providers for faster Internet speeds to deliver their traffic as long as the deals are  "commercially reasonable."

Segments From this episode

Rethinking the unpaid internship

May 12, 2014
College students are scramble to line up summer internships, but...

Why Etsy is against internet 'fast lanes'

May 12, 2014
Tech and venture firms ask FCC to reconsider affirming net neutrality.
Handmade booties from Lisa Williams' Etsy store, She's So Crafty Goods.
Courtesy of Lisa Williams

PODCAST: Net Neutrality

May 12, 2014
It's national infrastructure week. And, looking at housing inequality in Brazil.

Why you should pay more attention to advertisements

May 12, 2014
Advertisers tell us more about consumer confidence than at first glance.

In the U.S., a water main breaks every two minutes

May 12, 2014
Last year, the country’s infrastructure got a grade of D+.

It’s Infrastructure Week! And the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and National Association of Manufacturers, helps host discussions of what’s to be done about the U.S.’s crumbling infrastructure – who is to build it? – as among other things, the highway trust fund slowly slides toward zero. Plus, on May 15th the FCC is due to vote on a plan to regulate the internet. More than 100 major technology companies are calling on the regulator to reconsider a plan that would allow content companies to pay broadband providers for faster Internet speeds to deliver their traffic as long as the deals are  “commercially reasonable.”

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC