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Marketplace for Monday June 9, 2014
Jun 9, 2014

Marketplace for Monday June 9, 2014

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President Obama is making big news about changes that will make but a small difference in the student loan debacle. But who will these changes help? And by how much will it help them? Plus, Time Inc. is going at it alone after having been spun off from Time Warner. The biggest-selling magazine in the company's stable of publications is People. But the celebrity magazine industry, like all print media is facing declining sales. So how do People and other celebrity magazines keep up their sales and future-proof their industry? Also, the latest venture-capital investment in Uber has put the car-service algorithm's paper value at more than $17 billion. Who's investing in Uber? And why would they think it's worth so much?

Segments From this episode

How the jet changed air travel

Jun 9, 2014
Jet setting used to be just for the wealthy. Not anymore.

Slow down, or blow up. 'Speed' turns 20.

Jun 9, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, June 10, 2014.

For sufferers of rare diseases, options are rare too

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Jun 9, 2014
How a mother fought to be heard.

How do restaurants set their buffet prices?

Jun 9, 2014
There's a careful science to pricing a buffet - and to getting your money's worth.

Another plan to ease the student-loan burden

Jun 9, 2014
This one will expand the pay-as-you go program for government loans

Why the celeb mag market is still worth something

Jun 9, 2014
Print media faces declining sales. How do celebrity magazines like People keep up?
Magazines on a newsstand in 2009. 
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At $18 billion, Uber isn't just competing with taxis

Jun 9, 2014
Rather, investors are betting they'll change transportation as we know it.

Contemplating the short suit

Jun 9, 2014
A menswear suit in which the pants are actually shorts.

President Obama is making big news about changes that will make but a small difference in the student loan debacle. But who will these changes help? And by how much will it help them? Plus, Time Inc. is going at it alone after having been spun off from Time Warner. The biggest-selling magazine in the company’s stable of publications is People. But the celebrity magazine industry, like all print media is facing declining sales. So how do People and other celebrity magazines keep up their sales and future-proof their industry? Also, the latest venture-capital investment in Uber has put the car-service algorithm’s paper value at more than $17 billion. Who’s investing in Uber? And why would they think it’s worth so much?

Music from the episode

Remind Me - Radio Edit Röyksopp