Dec 14, 2017

12/14/2017: There goes neutrality

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The Federal Communications Commission rolled back Obama-era regulations today, ruling that internet providers are no longer required to treat all internet content equally. But what will that look like? And the holiday season is officially upon us, so we check…

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Errol Morris' new docuseries "Wormwood" was sold to Netflix as the "everything bagel"

Dec 14, 2017
It's a documentary. It's a period drama. It's a re-enactment. "It's my best something," the director says.
Director Errol Morris behind the camera on the set of "Wormwood."
Shirin Adhami/Netflix

These days, the holiday magic happens in warehouses

Dec 14, 2017
With online shopping now a $400 billion industry, fulfillment centers and warehouses are central to the season.
During the holiday season, orders to consumers nearly double at AMS Fulfillment Services, a company located outside of Los Angeles.
Reema Khrais/Marketplace

Disney-Fox deal makes CEO succession tougher

Dec 14, 2017
The Walt Disney Co. has agreed to buy most of 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets in a $52 billion deal that will reshape the media landscape. If the megamerger goes through, the already huge Disney will become an even bigger…

The financial services industry is more diverse than a few years ago – but not in the top ranks

Dec 14, 2017
The financial service industry has become more diverse in the recent years – overall – says a new government report. There are more women and minorities. But looked at more closely, the number of women in top positions has stayed…

Net neutrality is gone, so now what for consumers?

Dec 14, 2017
The FCC vote lifts many restrictions on internet service providers.

The Federal Communications Commission rolled back Obama-era regulations today, ruling that internet providers are no longer required to treat all internet content equally. But what will that look like? And the holiday season is officially upon us, so we check in with the people keeping the $400 billion online shopping industry afloat: an item “picker” at a fulfillment warehouse and package deliverers struggling to meet deadlines with volume up 17 percent this year. Plus, we discuss what companies will do with the trillions of dollars in cash that will come rushing back when the corporate tax is cut to 21 percent, and director Errol Morris tells us about his new genre-defying film.