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Marketplace for Monday, February 8, 2016
Feb 8, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, February 8, 2016


A look at Beyonce's business 'Formation'; how volunteers on the ground are more valuable than campaign ads; and the Wealth & Poverty goes to poorest county in South Carolina.

Segments From this episode

Millennials are lagging behind Boomers in entrepreneurship

Feb 8, 2016
But millennials are still young and living in a different economy.
Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel, 25, and Bloomberg LP Founder Michael Bloomberg, 73, speak onstage duringthe Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on October 8, 2014 in San Francisco, California.
Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

When campaigning, boots are cheaper than ads

Feb 8, 2016
The campaign ground game is cheap, but tough. Candidates skip it at their peril.
A volunteer carries a campaign sign supporting Republican presidential candiate Donald Trump as he leaves the Newmarket Trump campaign headquarters on February 8, 2016 in New Hampshire. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Image

Hollywood takes a gamble during TV pilot season

Feb 8, 2016
Pilot season in Hollywood means networks vying for new shows.

Record floods in Missouri spur debate over levees

Feb 8, 2016
Some blame the floods on nature, others say public policy made things worse
Residents and business are seen submerged in flood water from the Meremac River on December 31, 2015 in downtown Pacific, Missouri. The St. Louis area and surrounding region are experiencing record flood crests of the Mississippi, Missouri and Meremac Rivers after days of record rainfall.
Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images

Fighting poverty one house at a time

Feb 8, 2016
In South Carolina, a non-profit wants to use a federal zone to spur development.
Allendale County Alive's Wilbur Cave in front of a dilapidated house in Fairfax, SC. Cave's organization bought 14 homes in similar disrepair and renovated and rented them out to low-income families.
Caitlin Esch/Marketplace

Beyonce's singular business model

Feb 8, 2016
Beyonce's music release strategies reveal her business savvy.
 Beyonce performs onstage during the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show at Levi's Stadium on February 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California
Matt Cowan/Getty Images

American communities are putting themselves back together

Feb 8, 2016
The Fallows visited over 50 cities in three years to learn about community in America

A look at Beyonce’s business ‘Formation’; how volunteers on the ground are more valuable than campaign ads; and the Wealth & Poverty goes to poorest county in South Carolina.

Music from the episode

The Colour Of Crumar Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
Beautiful Liar Beyoncé, Shakira
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson, Bruno Mars
Viva La Vida Coldplay