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07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles
Jul 21, 2017

07/21/2017: Bottled water and side hustles

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Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation. 

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The sci-fi market is shifting, and it's not just "Doctor Who"

Jul 21, 2017
The face of science fiction is changing, and diverse fan communities may be the cause.
Jodie Whittaker has been announced as "Doctor Who's" 13th Time Lord — the first woman to get the role.
Courtesy of BBC

What does the uncertainty around health care mean for insurers?

Jul 21, 2017
How insurance companies feel about the market has a big impact on consumers.
The Biden administration is offering free coverage until New Year's to people who have received jobless benefits in 2021.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What's next for Brexit?

Britain continues its negotiations to leave the European Union.

Our unquenchable thirst for bottled water

Jul 21, 2017
The solution could be as close as your kitchen tap.
There’s a question about whether Americans are getting a more healthful liquid from bottles than taps.
Matt Cardy/Getty Images

Sharing water across borders can get complicated — and expensive

Jul 21, 2017
At the U.S.-Mexico border, two of the region's largest urban areas share a water source — and it's become a race to the bottom.

How to make the most of your side hustle

Jul 24, 2017
How 44 million Americans make the most of their spare time.
NICOLAS MAETERLINCK/AFP/Getty Images

For people with disabilities, the unemployment rate is still pretty high

Jul 24, 2017
For people with disabilities, finding a job can be a difficult journey.
Linda Wright (C), 57, attends a job conference for unemployed people with disabilities at Manchester Community College in Manchester, Connecticut.
Christopher Capozziello/Getty Images

Bottled or tap? When it comes to water, Americans are going through a whole lot of plastic. Marketplace Weekend takes a look at the business of selling something you can get for free. Plus, a deep dive into the health insurance business, a discussion of border water and a look at side-hustle nation.