Marketplace for Friday, August 19, 2016
Aug 19, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, August 19, 2016

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Frank Ocean released his first visual album on Apple Music yesterday, Marketplace's Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look at the economics of visual albums and the strategy behind them; in the latest installment of our series "Summer Brought to You By," Lloyd Handwerker tells the story behind how his family's Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs & Restaurant came to be; and how TV giant Viacom is refocusing attention on competing with streaming services like Netflix. 

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Viacom's to-do list: Catch up to the Netflixes

Aug 19, 2016
The company needs to renew its studio and cable channels, and get programs in front of non-TV viewers.
A sign hangs on the offices of Viacom in Times Square. 
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The immigrant story behind a famous frankfurter

Aug 19, 2016
How Nathan’s Famous went from a Coney Island stand to one of the biggest names in hot dogs.
Nathan's Famous restaurant on Coney Island, New York, in 1976.
Peter Keegan/Keystone/Getty Images

The high cost of constructing affordable housing

Aug 19, 2016
Developers don't make money on them, so they aren't getting built.
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tech Intervention: Slow it down a little, Volvo

Aug 19, 2016
Pump the brakes on those self-driving car plans.
Courtesy: Volvo

What visual albums say about today's music industry

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Aug 19, 2016
Frank Ocean's 45-minute mini-movie could give Apple Music a competitive edge.
Apple Music

Weekly Wrap: Jobs, oil and markets

Aug 19, 2016
Joining us to talk about the week’s business and economic news are Sudeep Reddy of the Wall Street Journal and Linette Lopez from Business Insider. This week, they discuss a hopeful report on middle-income jobs from the Fed the upcoming OPEC meeting. Stories You Might Like Would you buy cellphone service from your cable company? […]

Frank Ocean released his first visual album on Apple Music yesterday, Marketplace’s Sabri Ben-Achour takes a look at the economics of visual albums and the strategy behind them; in the latest installment of our series “Summer Brought to You By,” Lloyd Handwerker tells the story behind how his family’s Nathan’s Famous Hot Dogs & Restaurant came to be; and how TV giant Viacom is refocusing attention on competing with streaming services like Netflix. 

Music from the episode

Work It Missy Elliott
Down, Down, Down - Club Mix DJ Quik, Suga Free, Mausberg, AMG
Downtown (feat. Melle Mel, Grandmaster Caz, Kool Moe Dee & Eric Nally) Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Grandmaster Caz, Grandmaster Melle Mel, Eric Nally, Kool Moe Dee
Walking On A Dream Empire of the Sun
N 2 Gether Now Limp Bizkit, Method Man