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Marketplace for Monday, March 16, 2015
Mar 16, 2015

Marketplace for Monday, March 16, 2015

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Airing on Monday, March 16, 2015: China finds itself where the United States was in the 1960’s: economic growth has polluted the skies, and the population is demanding clean air as a piece of prosperity. But just like the auto industry in the U.S. fought regulation, China’s state-supported industries are pushing ahead, pumping out pollution along with steel, concrete and electricity. History repeats. Plus, the pressure on big networks like Facebook and Twitter to keep their houses in order is growing as social media networks grow and have to combat everything from trolls to ISIS. We look at the growing costs of keeping social media sites in check  both monetary and otherwise, and what’s at stake.

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Advice to would-be 'Jeopardy' contestants

Mar 16, 2015
If you ever find yourself on the “Jeopardy” stage in front of Alex Trebek and you’re totally stumped, what’s your best Hail Mary guess? Well, someone has gone through every Jeopardy episode between 1984 and 2012, He looked at close to 200,000 clues and found that one has been the answer, or question in this case, 216 times. The answer is, “What […]

The cost of keeping social media sites in check

Mar 16, 2015
Pressure is mounting on Facebook and Twitter to censor everything from trolls (which can really hurt engagement) to ISIS.

SXSW Interactive: Robot petting zoos and a bionic man

Mar 16, 2015
Checking in Ben Johnson on the latest on this year’s SXSW Interactive conference.

The TARP police are still on call

Mar 16, 2015
The big auto and bank buyouts are over, but the fund lives on

Ahead of a close election, Israel's Netanyahu buys bread

Mar 16, 2015
Israel's incumbent prime minister is changing tactics a bit late in the game.

Some same-sex couples still struggle at tax time

Mar 16, 2015
Living in a state that doesn't recognize same-sex marriages can mean multiple income-tax returns.

An environmental movement is awakening in China

Mar 16, 2015
Is China having its 'Silent Spring' moment?

Why are razor blades so expensive?

Mar 16, 2015
They're just strips of metal set in plastic, right?

Airing on Monday, March 16, 2015: China finds itself where the United States was in the 1960’s: economic growth has polluted the skies, and the population is demanding clean air as a piece of prosperity. But just like the auto industry in the U.S. fought regulation, China’s state-supported industries are pushing ahead, pumping out pollution along with steel, concrete and electricity. History repeats. Plus, the pressure on big networks like Facebook and Twitter to keep their houses in order is growing as social media networks grow and have to combat everything from trolls to ISIS. We look at the growing costs of keeping social media sites in check  both monetary and otherwise, and what’s at stake.

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