Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace for Monday April 7, 2014
Apr 7, 2014

Marketplace for Monday April 7, 2014

HTML EMBED:
COPY

Tomorrow Obama signs an EO meant to help close the wage gap for federal contractors. Of these contractors, woman earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. In this episode, we investigate who these women are and what they stand to gain. Also, with the Nasdaq sliding we look at the Tech sectors value and what it means to the overall economy, considering it doesn't produce jobs. Plus: Amazon's created a device called Dash that can speed your oredering of groceries from Amazon Fresh, if you happem to be one of the few people who uses Amazon Fresh, which raises the question: Why do tech companies find it so challenging to be grocery stores? Afterall, some grocery stores already deliver and have been doing so for a while. 

 

Segments From this episode

Is this town the Luxembourg of Illinois sales tax?

Apr 7, 2014
Companies based in Chicago record sales in Kankakee and other towns outside the city to lower tax bills.

Biofuels, beer and Boardwalk Empire

Apr 7, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pixar: From 'Toy Story' to today

Apr 7, 2014
Pixar President and co-founder, Ed Catmull talks about the company.

Home-delivery of groceries isn't new, Amazon

Apr 7, 2014
Real grocery stores have delivered groceries to customers for a long time. What's so hard?

Can an executive order help close the pay gap?

Apr 7, 2014
The order will ban federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss what they're paid.
 A woman works on GM truck engine on the assembly line of the General Motors Flint Assembly Plant January 24, 2011 in Flint, Michigan.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

'The Tech Sector': Growing, and growing vaguer

by
Apr 7, 2014
The Nasdaq is sliding and there’s lots of hand-wringing over the tech sector.

When to trust (cough) financial journalists

Apr 7, 2014
Researchers settled on some rules of thumb.

Tomorrow Obama signs an EO meant to help close the wage gap for federal contractors. Of these contractors, woman earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. In this episode, we investigate who these women are and what they stand to gain. Also, with the Nasdaq sliding we look at the Tech sectors value and what it means to the overall economy, considering it doesn’t produce jobs. Plus: Amazon’s created a device called Dash that can speed your oredering of groceries from Amazon Fresh, if you happem to be one of the few people who uses Amazon Fresh, which raises the question: Why do tech companies find it so challenging to be grocery stores? Afterall, some grocery stores already deliver and have been doing so for a while. 

 

Music from the episode