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Marketplace for Friday, October 4, 2013
Oct 4, 2013

Marketplace for Friday, October 4, 2013

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Twitter's business model relies on advertising, but it’s unclear how many of Twitter's user are real or robots. That's a question advertisers -- and investors -- are going to want to know. The health care exchanges are open. Now the real work begins, especially for the group of health care advisers known as navigators. We look at the week that was on Wall Street, with our Weekly Wrap. And finally, in addition to Tropical Storm Karen working its way toward the Gulf Coast, there’s an early winter storm brewing in the west. It comes as many FEMA and NOAA employees are furloughed (though at least a few have been called back). 

Segments From this episode

Tweeter, Twitter: It's all in the name

Oct 4, 2013
Don't screw up those ticker symbols, investors.

Twitter users: Real or robot? Advertisers and investors need to know

Oct 4, 2013
Imagine you’re a business that relies on advertising revenue, but it’s unclear how many of your customers are bots or not. Meet Twitter.

Hurricane or government shutdown: Which is scarier?

Oct 4, 2013
We look at just how essential the non-essential employees may be during episodes of severe weather.

The exchanges are open. Now the real work begins.

Oct 4, 2013
State- and federally-run health care exchanges have been enrolling people for the past four days.

The Labor Department's jobs report that wasn't

Oct 4, 2013
The monthly ups and downs don’t matter as much as the trend, and we know the trend is mediocre job growth.

No jobs report, but economy keeps moving

Oct 4, 2013
The government shutdown means no unemployment numbers have been released for September.

What does meritocracy really mean in Silicon Valley?

Oct 4, 2013
The Valley loves its rags to riches stories. What a tech meritocracy millionaire has to say about his own rise.

Can George Clooney save 3-D?

Oct 4, 2013
Sandra Bullock and George Clooney co-star in 3-D space-based film "Gravity." Grantland's Wesley Morris has his review.

Twitter’s business model relies on advertising, but it’s unclear how many of Twitter’s user are real or robots. That’s a question advertisers — and investors — are going to want to know. The health care exchanges are open. Now the real work begins, especially for the group of health care advisers known as navigators. We look at the week that was on Wall Street, with our Weekly Wrap. And finally, in addition to Tropical Storm Karen working its way toward the Gulf Coast, there’s an early winter storm brewing in the west. It comes as many FEMA and NOAA employees are furloughed (though at least a few have been called back). 

Music from the episode

Brooklyn Is Burning Head Automatica
Ah Ha Mongo Santamaria
Direction Sackcloth Fashion
Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Vampire Weekend