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Marketplace for Friday May 30, 2014
May 30, 2014

Marketplace for Friday May 30, 2014

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President Obama announced Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki's resignation earlier today. That solves some of the political fallout, but the problems at the VA remain- doctor staffing is still too low and waiting times are too long. So how do we fix those? Plus, Tech titan Steve Ballmer has won the bidding process to buy the LA Clippers. What will the eventual new owner get ? Among other things, he’ll have the ability to sell lucrative television rights to the team’s games as well as having somewhere to park all his money. 

Segments From this episode

A pep talk for the self-employed

May 30, 2014
Freelance writer Anne Brinser Shelton has some thoughts on the office of one.

The death of manufacturing is greatly exaggerated

May 30, 2014
A look at how one Mississippi town is bringing factory jobs back from overseas.

Happy anniversary, federal gas tax!

May 30, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for the week of June 2, 2014

One estimate of the cost of new EPA rules: $51 billion

May 30, 2014
And compared to the U.S. economy, that's kinda small.

Google gets a makeover

May 30, 2014
We'll give you $10 (er, in karma) if you can tell what changed.

The still looming problems at the VA

May 30, 2014
Limited resources, political pressure, and the future of the VA.

Weekly wrap: Numbers, nudging

May 30, 2014
There was a lot to talk about in the economy this week.

What’s Ballmer buying? An 'expensive plaything'

May 30, 2014
Tech titan Steve Ballmer has won the bidding process to buy the LA Clippers.

President Obama announced Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki’s resignation earlier today. That solves some of the political fallout, but the problems at the VA remain- doctor staffing is still too low and waiting times are too long. So how do we fix those? Plus, Tech titan Steve Ballmer has won the bidding process to buy the LA Clippers. What will the eventual new owner get ? Among other things, he’ll have the ability to sell lucrative television rights to the team’s games as well as having somewhere to park all his money. 

Music from the episode