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Marketplace for Friday, February 7, 2014
Feb 7, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, February 7, 2014

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There’s a gap between the payroll jobs report and the household jobs report. We explore possible explanations for the difference. Next, the Sochi Olympics are finally here, and  NBC is time-delaying its broadcasts of the spectacle -- but are they actually losing audience or profits by its delayed broadcast strategy? The perennial debate. Finally: Apple is buying back its stock. Big time -- $14 billion’s worth over the last two weeks.

 

Segments From this episode

5 places Rookie's Tavi Gevinson looks for inspiration (hint: she's skipping Fashion Week)

Feb 6, 2014
Rookie magazine founder Tavi Gevinson has "World Domination" on her to-do list. And she's skipping fashion week.

Stumped by the debt ceiling? Here's an explainer

Feb 7, 2014
Basically, Congress appropriates money for projects and programs, then lawmakers have to give the executive branch permission to pay those bills.

Why Apple is taking a page from self-help books

Feb 7, 2014
Apple has purchased $14 billion of its own shares
The iPhone 5.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images News

Sochi 2014 #NBCFail? Or is the network an Olympic winner?

Feb 7, 2014
Some sports fans have slammed the decision to delay broadcasting the Opening Ceremony, but NBC doesn't seem to be losing revenues by not going live

A tale of two jobs surveys

Feb 7, 2014
Economists say the optimism of the household survey should temper the gloom of low payroll reports.

WARNING: Valentine's Day is approaching

Feb 7, 2014
Marketplace's (extra special) Datebook for the week of February 10

Weekly Wrap: Taper the taper?

Feb 7, 2014
Kai's weekly chat with The Wall Street Journal's Sudeep Reddy and Bloomberg Government's Nela Richardson.

Beer per minimum wage hour

Feb 7, 2014
Somewhere between economics and happy hour

There’s a gap between the payroll jobs report and the household jobs report. We explore possible explanations for the difference. Next, the Sochi Olympics are finally here, and  NBC is time-delaying its broadcasts of the spectacle — but are they actually losing audience or profits by its delayed broadcast strategy? The perennial debate. Finally: Apple is buying back its stock. Big time — $14 billion’s worth over the last two weeks.

 

Music from the episode

Digital Love Daft Punk
I Was Never Young of Montreal
Addis Ababa Zafari