Apr 18, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, April 18, 2016


Some factory jobs are returning from offshore outsourcing but many aren't convinced it will help the manufacturing sector much; how Venezuela's oil-dependent economy is hurting the country's agricultural sector; and how Verizon's pursuit of Yahoo is a rebranding effort

Segments From this episode

How much could the return of factory jobs add up to?

Apr 18, 2016
Manufacturers are getting more done with fewer American workers.
A factory worker at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Warren Stamping Plant in Warren, Michigan.  
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Oil pushes out Venezuela's agriculture

Apr 18, 2016
A strong currency pushed up by oil exports, and national price controls, have marginalized once strong economic sectors
Egg-producing hens at a farm in Venezuela.
Jorge Galino/Marketplace

People really tried filing their taxes from Coachella

Apr 18, 2016
The music festival landed on the weekend before taxes are due
Music fans attend Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Weekend 1 on April 17, 2016 in Indio, California. 
Mike Windle/Getty Images for Coachella

Are sport retail bankruptcies Darwinism at work?

Apr 18, 2016
Too many sporting-goods stores are competing for customers.
Sports Chalet operated in a crowded space of sports retailers including Sports Authority, Dick's Sporting Goods and REI. 
Tim Boyle/Getty Images

Brazilians vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff

Apr 18, 2016
Many Brazilians blame Rousseff for the economic hardship they’re facing.
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 17: Pro-impeachment supporters watch a live television broadcast as a vendor sells political balloons while lower house deputies prepare to cast their votes in the impeachment process of President Dilma Rousseff on April 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. President Rousseff is facing a crucial impeachment vote in the lower house of Congress today. Rio will host the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.
Mario Tama/Getty Images

Who can save Yahoo?

Apr 18, 2016
Verizon? Maybe.

How buying Yahoo would help Verizon reshape itself

Apr 18, 2016
Speculation abounds on whether or not the nation's leading wireless service carrier should purchase the struggling Internet giant.
Verizon is looking to buy Yahoo. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Amazon launches monthly subscriptions

Apr 18, 2016
Stand-alone video and Prime memberships will have monthly options
A general view of atmosphere at the red carpet premiere screening of Amazon's Original Series 'Mozart in the Jungle.'
Brian Ach/Getty Images for Amazon Studios

Some factory jobs are returning from offshore outsourcing but many aren’t convinced it will help the manufacturing sector much; how Venezuela’s oil-dependent economy is hurting the country’s agricultural sector; and how Verizon’s pursuit of Yahoo is a rebranding effort

Music from the episode

Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams
Down, Down, Down - Club Mix DJ Quik, Suga Free, Mausberg, AMG
Gives You Hell The All-American Rejects