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Marketplace for Monday, February 29, 2016
Feb 29, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, February 29, 2016

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A look at how china is handling their slow economy; how the Dow/DuPont merger is affecting communities in West Virgina; and is Warren Buffett's positive outlook on the American economy shared by most people?

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Is Buffett's economy growing for everyone?

Feb 29, 2016
The billionaire CEO says the economy is growing and times are good. But gains aren't being spread around.
Warren Buffett performs onstage at FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 15, 2013 in Washington, DC. His letter to investors released over the weekend had a positive outlook on the American economy. 
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE

Mount St. Mary's president resigns in the wake of "bunnies" comment

Feb 29, 2016
The university was roiled by a gaffe that compared struggling students to "bunnies" that needed to be drowned.
Students at Mount St. Mary's University in Emmitsburg, Md., where about a quarter of students don't make it to sophomore year. From left: Patrick Collins, Aimee Solano, Molly McShalley, Stephen Witkowski and Vrunda Patel.
Amy Scott/Marketplace

NBC tries an old trick to reduce ad glut

Feb 29, 2016
The network will feature "bonus" content on a few shows Monday night — with a catch.
Comedian Sid Caesar sits and speaks with writers during rehearsal on the set of his live television sketch comedy series, "Your Show of Shows," 1950.
NBC Television/Getty Images

China tries new measures to restore growth

Feb 29, 2016
The world's second-largest economy has announced fresh steps to stem decline.
Investors watch stock prices on screens at a securities company in Beijing on February 25, 2016. Chinese shares plunged more than six percent on February 25. 
FRED DUFOUR / AFP / FRED DUFOUR

How soon will it be a drone world?

Feb 29, 2016
The FAA may reverse itself and allow commercial drone flights over populated area.
A DJI employee demonstrates flying a drone at CES 2016 at the Las Vegas Convention Center on January 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Alex Wong/Getty Images

Dow DuPont merger spells uncertainty in West Virginia

Feb 29, 2016
Some fear job losses, others have questions about environmental cleanup
State agencies in West Virginia estimate DuPont was one of the top five private employers in the state until 2006. Today it’s dropped to 40th, and a major portion of the company has been spun off into a new company called Chemours, the stat'e's 36th largest employer. 
Glynis Board

Honorary expenses: Silicon Valley to Capitol Hill

Mar 1, 2016
The tech industry is donating big money to fix their diversity problems.

A look at how china is handling their slow economy; how the Dow/DuPont merger is affecting communities in West Virgina; and is Warren Buffett’s positive outlook on the American economy shared by most people?

Music from the episode

Get By Talib Kweli
O.N.E. Yeasayer
Cassettesingle Fujiya & Miyagi