Marketplace for Friday, March 11, 2016
Mar 11, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, March 11, 2016

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How a small business recovered after devastating damages from the tsunami; controversy at the Iditarod race about a rule change; and the weekly wrap of business and economic news.

Segments From this episode

Explaining low interest rates with country music

Mar 11, 2016
From the man that brought you a country jig about inflation.
Country singer, Merle Hazard.
Ann Shayne

Does trade kill jobs or create them? Yes.

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Mar 11, 2016
Trade both creates and destroys jobs
 Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sen. Ted Cruz during the GOP debate on Thursday. Trade was one of the heated topics during the debate. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Iditarod rule change limits what mushers can say

Mar 11, 2016
Mushers can't make statements “injurious…to the best interests of the race”
Mushers in the Fur Rondy sprint race barrel down a hill in downtown Anchorage ahead of the official start of the race, part of a week of festivities leading up to the Iditarod.
Zachariah Hughes, Alaska Public Media

Big three credit ratings agencies still hold a huge amount of power

Mar 11, 2016
Why are Moody's, Fitch and S&P so resilient?

How much do charities' overheads matter?

Mar 11, 2016
Charities overheads differ starkly but may not be a big determinant of who gives.
Parade participants representing The Wounded Warrior Project take part in the Veteran's Day Parade on November 11, 2012 in New York City.
Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: the ECB and interest rates

Mar 11, 2016
Nela Richardson and John Carney join Kai to recap the week that was.

Five years after tsunami, taxi company still fighting

Mar 11, 2016
Sendai's Smile Smile Taxi rebuilds its business 5 years after Japan's disaster.
Smile Smile Taxi owners Emi Sato and her father Matsuo Sato stand outside their headquarters that was partially destroyed five years ago.
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

How a small business recovered after devastating damages from the tsunami; controversy at the Iditarod race about a rule change; and the weekly wrap of business and economic news.

Music from the episode

Find a Way The Juan Maclean
God Made the World Cold Cave
All For U RJD2