Marketplace for Friday, May 13, 2016
May 13, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, May 13, 2016

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Is the heyday of hedge funds over? We look at how competition is making the job of hedge fund manager less lucrative. San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art is reopening after renovations. The museum is trying to get people to look up from their phones in one of the most distracted cities in the world. Also, the Weekly Wrap of the last few days in economic news. 

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Hedge funds aren't what they used to be

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May 13, 2016
The markets are swamped by 10,000 hedge funds competing against each other.
It's not looking like the 90s anymore. Big insurers like AIG and MetLife have said they're slashing their investments with hedge fund by between half and two thirds.
DOUG KANTER/AFP/Getty Images

SF MOMA woos a digital city with art, design and tech

May 13, 2016
The expansion has plenty of interactive screens and a serene interior to reduce distraction — by your interactive screens.
People watch an art piece entitled "Shadow Sites II" by Jananne Al-Ani, inside the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, California on April 28, 2016. The newly redesigned museum integrates a 10-story expansion in a new building and will open to the public on May 14, 2016. 
JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Pfizer won't allow any of its products be used in lethal injections

May 13, 2016
The company joins a growing list of drug companies doing the same.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Employers team up to address inequality in Baltimore

May 13, 2016
Johns Hopkins initiative aims to bring more jobs to distressed neighborhoods.
John Hopkins medical worker William Glover-Bey.
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Long and Short: Facebook, Uber, quinoa and pizza

Marketplace's Molly Wood and Mike Isaac of the New York Times go long and short on topics from this week's news.
Uber is continuing to disrupt the automotive world, but not in all markets.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

What's behind Apple's Didi investment?

May 13, 2016
It might be about gaining ground in China or about driverless cars. Or both.
A taxi driver uses the Didi Chuxing app while driving along a street in Guilin, in China's southern Guangxi region.
GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images

Weekly Wrap: Hillary and the banks

May 13, 2016
Cardiff Garcia and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

Transgender students and the cost of noncompliance

May 13, 2016
States that spurn new rules for protecting transgender student rights risk funding
A unisex sign and the 'We Are Not This' slogan are outside a bathroom at Bull McCabes Irish Pub on May 10, 2016, in Durham, North Carolina.
Sara D. Davis/Getty Images

Is the heyday of hedge funds over? We look at how competition is making the job of hedge fund manager less lucrative. San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art is reopening after renovations. The museum is trying to get people to look up from their phones in one of the most distracted cities in the world. Also, the Weekly Wrap of the last few days in economic news.