Marketplace for Monday June 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014

Marketplace for Monday June 30, 2014

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The Supreme Court rules the ACA’s contraception provisions violate a federal law protecting religious freedom in the case of two challenging corporations. The court restricts the idea of religious liberty to corporations of a certain kind: closely held corporations, the vast majority of which are individuals or small family businesses. Some, though, are large: Hobby Lobby, one of today’s plaintiffs, is family owned and employs nearly 20,000 people. Also, the revelation that Facebook has been manipulating the feelings of its users revealed the existence of its data science division. We look at what the division does, why it’s so important to Facebook, and why knowing so much about your feelings is key to Facebook’s success. Plus, President Obama today nominates Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter and Gamble, as the new chief of Veterans Affairs. McDonald will inherit a department riddled with deep-rooted problems. So what does the appointment of an outsider from the private sector say about the future of the VA? 

Segments From this episode

BNP Paribas has to pay $8.9 billion in violations

Jun 30, 2014
The French bank lost big time.

Facebook is not the only one studying your behavior

Jun 30, 2014
Why knowing so much about your feelings is key to Facebook’s success.

Amish iPhones, mansions and millionaires?

Jun 30, 2014
We talk with Jen Banbury about her article on modern changes to Amish culture.

How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

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Jun 30, 2014
The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.

New York City extends paid sick days to more workers

Jun 30, 2014
Most workers save their sick days for when they're most needed.

'Family-like' Hobby Lobby has religion, Court rules

Jun 30, 2014
Hobby Lobby does not have to comply with the ACA's contraception requirement.

Why Bob McDonald is a big departure for the VA

Jun 30, 2014
Most Veterans Affairs' Chiefs had lots of experience in the military, government.

The Supreme Court rules the ACA’s contraception provisions violate a federal law protecting religious freedom in the case of two challenging corporations. The court restricts the idea of religious liberty to corporations of a certain kind: closely held corporations, the vast majority of which are individuals or small family businesses. Some, though, are large: Hobby Lobby, one of today’s plaintiffs, is family owned and employs nearly 20,000 people. Also, the revelation that Facebook has been manipulating the feelings of its users revealed the existence of its data science division. We look at what the division does, why it’s so important to Facebook, and why knowing so much about your feelings is key to Facebook’s success. Plus, President Obama today nominates Bob McDonald, the former chief executive of Procter and Gamble, as the new chief of Veterans Affairs. McDonald will inherit a department riddled with deep-rooted problems. So what does the appointment of an outsider from the private sector say about the future of the VA? 

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Kong The Notwist
Alone In My Home Jack White