Apr 8, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, April 8, 2016


There's a new ad-blocking software that has U.S. newspapers upset; Marketplace's Kimberly Adams reporting from the U.S.-Mexico border; and the weekly wrap. 

Segments From this episode

Butterbeer and branding at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Apr 4, 2016
The Harry Potter brew is raking in the Galleons at Universal
Hogwarts castle lit up at night. 
David Sprague/Universal Studios Hollywood

Utility companies to stockpile $8 million spare parts in case of disaster

Apr 8, 2016
Spare transformers are expensive to keep around, so several utility providers start a new company to fill that role.
Transmission lines on May 7, 2015 in Joliet, Illinois. 
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Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone on the family business of being funny

Apr 8, 2016
The husband and wife filmmaking team talk their latest comedic endeavor, “The Boss”
WESTWOOD, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 28: Actress/writer/producer Melissa McCarthy (L) and writer/director Ben Falcone attend the premiere of USA Pictures' 'The Boss' at Regency Village Theatre on March 28, 2016 in Westwood, California. 
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Boeing laments hamstrung Ex-Im Bank

Apr 8, 2016
Vacancies on the bank's board have limited its ability to lend
Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Brave's new browser sets newspaper publishers on edge

Apr 8, 2016
U.S. newspapers are up in arms about Brave Software's ad-blocking browser.
The New York Times is one of the publications that has sent a sent a cease-and-desist letter to Brave. 
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How Mexicans are reacting to the US presidential election

Apr 8, 2016
And how it impacts the economies in San Diego and Tijuana.
View of the border wall.
Kimberly Adams/Marketplace

Weekly Wrap: Tax inversions and the Panama Papers

Apr 8, 2016
Nela Richardson and David Gura join Molly to recap the week that was.
Vitaminwater labels are known for listing positive health benefits, not anymore. 
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Music from the episode

Longevity Yeasayer
It’s Alright Matt and Kim
Melting Pot Booker T. & the M.G.'s