Aug 26, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, August 26th

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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, the Los Angeles Times' David Lazarus fills in for Lizzie O'Leary and plays the "Long and Short" game with Marketplace's Raghu Manavalan and Deadspin's Hamilton Nolan. The Los Angeles Times' California Economy reporter Natalie…

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Heather Havrilesky takes the Marketplace Quiz

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The woman behind the Ask Polly column doles out some career advice.
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The Conversation: Money and education

When it comes to spending on education, what have you learned?
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Moving manufacturing jobs to Mexico isn't a bad thing

Aug 26, 2016
To produce commodities, Mexico has to consume a chunk of U.S. goods.
Los Angeles Times reporter Natalie Kitroeff says that Mexico's manufacturing boom is good news for workers in the United States. 
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There might be a way to eliminate traffic jams

Aug 26, 2016
Just in time for the holiday weekend.
Traffic jams up entering the 110 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles. Since 1982, the average time spent sitting in traffic per year in the U.S. — 36 hours — has more than tripled.
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, the Los Angeles Times’ David Lazarus fills in for Lizzie O’Leary and plays the “Long and Short” game with Marketplace’s Raghu Manavalan and Deadspin’s Hamilton Nolan. The Los Angeles Times’ California Economy reporter Natalie Kitroeff explains how American workers could benefit from Mexico’s manufacturing boom. Listeners call in to talk about how money has changed their communities, and Manuel Pastor, the director of the University of Southern California’s Program for Environmental and Regional Equity explains the good and bad of gentrification. David and Marketplace’s Molly Wood discuss the future of streaming sports and live events after NBC ran into problems during the Rio Games. New York  Magazine’s Heather Havrilesky takes the Marketplace Quiz. Benjamin Seibold, a professor at Temple University, gives us some hope when it comes to traffic jams. Plus, we learn about Leigh-on-Sea, the happiest place in Britain.