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Aug 16, 2013

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The death toll in Egypt keeps mounting. What's it like trying to run a business in the midst of all the chaos? In the U.S., there's confusion about Obamacare and how it will work. That's giving scammers an opportunity. Why are more women taking unpaid internships? It's a "major" issue. Our Weekly Wrappers break down the latest new from Wall Street. Also, this weekend, FOX launches two cable sports channels it hopes will bring down ESPN. Will it work? Host Kai Ryssdal checks in from Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of the latest in our "American Futures" series. And would you buy a wine with the label, "For dummies?"

Segments From this episode

It might be time to invest in classic cars

Aug 16, 2013
An index of the 50 finest Ferraris and Porsches increased by 53 percent over the past two years.

Is Sioux Falls' 3.5% unemployment rate America's future?

Aug 16, 2013
Marketplace is partnering with The Atlantic, covering what the American economy looks like today, from smaller cities and towns across the country. First stop: Sioux Falls.

A rough week on Wall Street

Aug 16, 2013
Catching up on the business news of the week, from a reality check in the markets to Europe to the London Whale.

Introducing... 'Wines for Dummies'

Aug 16, 2013
A new wine aiming to make a splash is labeled "for dummies." It's the antithesis of wine snobbery, but will it sell?

Confusion over Obamacare helps scammers

Aug 16, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission is fielding complaints from consumers who say they have been scammed with fake offers related to the rollout of the Affordable Care Act.

Egyptian business owners adapt to social unrest

Aug 16, 2013
A small business owner in Cairo came to work today, despite danger in the area.

More women in unpaid internships: A 'major' issue

Aug 16, 2013
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization Lean In went looking for an unpaid editorial intern. The incident has highlighted the higher rate of women in unpaid internships.
An intern's desk.
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The death toll in Egypt keeps mounting. What’s it like trying to run a business in the midst of all the chaos? In the U.S., there’s confusion about Obamacare and how it will work. That’s giving scammers an opportunity. Why are more women taking unpaid internships? It’s a “major” issue. Our Weekly Wrappers break down the latest new from Wall Street. Also, this weekend, FOX launches two cable sports channels it hopes will bring down ESPN. Will it work? Host Kai Ryssdal checks in from Sioux Falls, S.D., as part of the latest in our “American Futures” series. And would you buy a wine with the label, “For dummies?”

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Windows Broken Bells
Carried Away Passion Pit