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Jan 29, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, January 29, 2016


The White House looks to close the wage gap by gathering data; a startup that wants to bring gas to you with the touch of a button; and the business of fighting mosquitos. 

Segments From this episode

The Feds want to know how much you earn

Jan 29, 2016
The Obama administration wants to make large companies disclose how much they pay.
US President Barack Obama speaks about equal pay during an event to mark the 7th Anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act January 29, 2016 in Washington, DC.

With busts, the past is no indicator of the future

Jan 29, 2016
There's a limit to comparisons between the fall of oil and previous downturns.
A pumpjack sits on the outskirts of town at dawn in the Permian Basin oil field on January 21, 2016 in the oil town of Midland, Texas. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Japan's interest rates go negative

Jan 29, 2016
Japan's central bank introduces negative interest rates in a bid to spur investment.
Governor of the Bank of Japan (BoJ) Haruhiko Kuroda explains his negative interest rate plan using a board during his regular press conference in Tokyo on January 29, 2016.

The mosquito business is buzzing

Jan 29, 2016
Worries about the Zika virus have a lot of us thinking about the pests
Aedes aegypti mosquitos in various stages of development are displayed at en exhibition on Dengue fever in Brazil. The mosquito transmits the Zika virus, as well as Dengue. In the last four months, authorities have recorded close to 4,000 cases in Brazil in which the mosquito-borne Zika virus may have led to microcephaly in infants.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: the Fed, GDP and recession?

Jan 29, 2016
Cardiff Garcia and Catherine Rampell join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

Reflecting on Flint: what happens now?

Jan 29, 2016
Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O'Leary talks about what she saw in Flint after a week of reporting
Warren Buffett speaks onstage during an event.
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Fortune/Time Inc

This startup wants to save you a trip to the gas station

Jan 29, 2016
App-based delivery service brings the gas to you, but it's a tough business model
William Rich used to deliver gas to gas stations in Houston. Now, he works for Booster Fuels in Fort Worth, and he thinks on-demand is the future of fueling
Christopher Connelly

Music from the episode

Intro For Roger DJ Quik
Black Out Days Phantogram
Black Lemon Generationals