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Marketplace for Monday December 22, 2014
Dec 22, 2014

Marketplace for Monday December 22, 2014

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Airing on Monday December 22, 2014: Why don’t the OPEC countries cut production and thereby boost prices for the oil they sell? Also, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts chooses a new hepatitis C drug from AbbVie pharmaceuticals as the exclusive option for its patients. We look at how pricing works for hepatitis C drugs and ask if this deal might usher in more overall price competition among drug companies.

Segments From this episode

Price war brews over costly hepatitis C drug

Dec 22, 2014
Pharmacy benefit-manager Express Scripts drops one hepatitis C drug in favor of a cheaper new one.

FedEx and UPS do better this year, but Amazon lurks

Dec 22, 2014
If UPS and FedEx are going to continue to be competitive with Amazon, they need a long-term strategy.

Pope Francis is not feeling the holiday cheer

Dec 22, 2014
Pope scolds those who run Catholic Church. His complaints include office gossip and jealousy.

Man behind 'world's largest instrument'

Dec 22, 2014
A Macy's parade of music, thanks to the talents of an organist and a gigantic 110-year-old instrument.

Why aren't more urinals installed in homes?

Dec 22, 2014
Absence of urinals in houses may be related to a simple fact: At home, it's not called the men's room.
A gallery-goer admires a fully functional urinal by artist Andrew Ohanesian titled "Urinal."
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

Why won't OPEC cut production ?

Dec 22, 2014
Members of the oil cartel could get higher prices if they cut production but there would be a cost.

Attention, discount shoppers: The psychology of sales

Dec 22, 2014
Sales create a sense of urgency, getting people in the door. Do they work as a retail strategy?

Odds 'high' that Sony will air 'The Interview' in some form

Dec 22, 2014
Grantland's Wesley Morris thinks so.

Airing on Monday December 22, 2014: Why don’t the OPEC countries cut production and thereby boost prices for the oil they sell? Also, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts chooses a new hepatitis C drug from AbbVie pharmaceuticals as the exclusive option for its patients. We look at how pricing works for hepatitis C drugs and ask if this deal might usher in more overall price competition among drug companies.

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Girlfriend Phoenix
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange