Oct 21, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, October 21, 2016

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If this podcast got to you, then at least something's working right on what has been a very bad day for the internet. We'll talk about the DDoS attack that took out a bunch of popular websites. Plus, a big tobacco merger, floods in North Carolina and the Weekly Wrap.

Segments From this episode

Weekly Wrap: A sense of "global disenfranchisement"

Oct 21, 2016
Leigh Gallagher of Fortune and Felix Salmon of Fusion join Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap.

Flooding hits a handful of crucial businesses in one small North Carolina town

Oct 21, 2016
In rural communities, a grocery or restaurant can be a lifeline, especially for low income people who have limited transportation options.
A small commercial district on the edge of downtown Grifton at the peak of the floods in the wake of Hurricane Matthew. Residents depend on shops there, especially those who don't have an easy way to get to other stores in nearby towns. 
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Puerto Ricans migrate to Florida for one thing: jobs

Oct 21, 2016
As the Puerto Rican economy struggles, a thousand families migrate to Florida every month.
Filipa Rodriguez

Washington, D.C. has figured out a way around money bail

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Oct 21, 2016
Using computer algorithms, DC courts evaluate flight risk and other factors.
PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images

Survey says both sides need to play nicer

Oct 21, 2016
In a Colby College/Boston Globe survey, nine out of 10 people called for more civility in the election.
Hillary Clinton shakes hands with Donald Trump while attending the annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

 
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Here's why some of you couldn't get on Twitter today

Oct 21, 2016
Twitter, Spotify, and PayPal weren't actually the target of a DDoS attack today.
DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images

Big tobacco could get bigger

Oct 21, 2016
British American Tobacco's $47 billion bid to take over Reynolds American signals the U.S. cigarette market is still very profitable.
NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images

If this podcast got to you, then at least something’s working right on what has been a very bad day for the internet. We’ll talk about the DDoS attack that took out a bunch of popular websites. Plus, a big tobacco merger, floods in North Carolina and the Weekly Wrap.

Music from the episode

Johnny (Sentimental Fool) Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk, Ulrich Schnauss, Jonas Munk
Airfield Javelin
Afria Talks to You Delicate Steve
Pizza Guy Touch Sensitive
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange