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Marketplace for Friday June 6, 2014
Jun 6, 2014

Marketplace for Friday June 6, 2014

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Tesla is trying to get its showrooms in New Jersey re-opened with legislation that argues that car dealerships are really repair shops. Teslas don't require a lot of repairs and maintenance, ergo sum, a Tesla showroom doesn't threaten traditional dealers. Except, maybe, by revealing their real business model. In sweeter news, today's National Doughnut Day! The celebration was begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to raise funds for people in need during the depression era. We report on the intersection of poverty and America's favorite breakfast treat. Plus, UPS is delivering 6-pound bricks of Restoration Hardware catalogs, The Complete Set, including a one-page statement of sustainability impact (hey! We only do this once a year...). We look at the marketing strategy, figure out exercise routines using the brick, and investigate other uses.

Segments From this episode

Russo brothers on the numbers of branded entertainment

Jun 6, 2014
Blurring the line between advertising and entertainment.

Friday the 13th and a full moon

Jun 6, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of June 9, 2014

Mona Simpson on the economics behind 'Casebook'

Jun 6, 2014
We're asking authors about the numbers that inspire them.
Author Mona Simpson.
Gasper Tringale

The numbers: They're boring, but they matter

Jun 6, 2014
Why we are learned to stop worrying and love the numbers.

Good jobs report? Bad jobs report? It all depends

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Jun 6, 2014
Our jobs report headline generator can show all the ways to interpret the numbers.

Weekly Wrap: A surprise-free 217,000

Jun 6, 2014
Jo Ling Kent of Fox Business and Felix Salmon of Fusion on the week's news.

Tesla: we're not car dealerships

Jun 6, 2014
Tesla says its New Jersey showrooms aren't a threat to car dealerships.

Why the U.S. economy is like a donut

Jun 6, 2014
It's full on the outside edges but hollow in the middle (class).

Why Restoration Hardware sends 15-pound catalogs

Jun 6, 2014
It's either a catalog, a megalog, or a brick.

Tesla is trying to get its showrooms in New Jersey re-opened with legislation that argues that car dealerships are really repair shops. Teslas don’t require a lot of repairs and maintenance, ergo sum, a Tesla showroom doesn’t threaten traditional dealers. Except, maybe, by revealing their real business model. In sweeter news, today’s National Doughnut Day! The celebration was begun by the Salvation Army in 1938 to raise funds for people in need during the depression era. We report on the intersection of poverty and America’s favorite breakfast treat. Plus, UPS is delivering 6-pound bricks of Restoration Hardware catalogs, The Complete Set, including a one-page statement of sustainability impact (hey! We only do this once a year…). We look at the marketing strategy, figure out exercise routines using the brick, and investigate other uses.

Music from the episode

Cirrus Bonobo
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
It Gets Dark Holy Ghost!
Boys I Like Desert Stars