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Marketplace for Friday, January 31, 2014
Jan 31, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, January 31, 2014

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Amazon  is wrestling with the cost of its Prime program. The membership club brings in lots of loyal customers, but also costs it lost of money. Plus, more than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step. They want to protect their interests as the EPA regulates coal-plant emissions and then, they expect, moves on to other fossil fuels. Finally: Who has not returned to home ownership?  If housing is a key economic driver Rents are high, and with wages flat, equity growth is a way to make money.  How does the trend affect the economy,

Segments From this episode

Global currency traders may be fixing the '4 p.m. Fix'

Jan 30, 2014
Currency traders are suspected of using a little known number called the "4 p.m. Fix" to manipulate one of the world's largest markets.

Where will young people live when they're old and gray?

Jan 31, 2014
Home ownership hits its lowest level since 1995. Home equity has in the past served as a retirement savings plan for many Americans

When will the Superb owl start?

Jan 31, 2014
What time is the Super Bowl? (The question is asked more frequently than you'd think).

Weekly Wrap: Derivative fight!

Jan 31, 2014
Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to bid farewell to Ben Bernanke, analyze Argentina, and argue about calculus

Amazon Prime: an expensive cash cow

Jan 31, 2014
Amazon is wrestling with its Prime program. The membership club brings in lots of loyal customers, but also costs it lots of money.
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Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

Jan 31, 2014
More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step

You Hate My Job: Football referee (plus, a ref quiz!)

Jan 31, 2014
In the latest in a series about jobs people have that other people hate, an NFL referee explains why death threats are often part of the job.

Amazon  is wrestling with the cost of its Prime program. The membership club brings in lots of loyal customers, but also costs it lost of money. Plus, more than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step. They want to protect their interests as the EPA regulates coal-plant emissions and then, they expect, moves on to other fossil fuels. Finally: Who has not returned to home ownership?  If housing is a key economic driver Rents are high, and with wages flat, equity growth is a way to make money.  How does the trend affect the economy,

Music from the episode

I Witness Dujeous, Immortal Technique
Yet Again Grizzly Bear