Mar 26, 2012

Marketplace for Monday, March 26, 2012

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court opened three days or oral arguments over the fate of President Obama's health care law. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the job market is still weak despite the recent new hires. This year, movie…

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Supreme Court hears first day of health care arguments

Mar 26, 2012
After sitting in on the proceedings inside the Supreme Court, health care reporter Gregory Warner recaps the first day of oral arguments.

For first time, movie streaming to beat viewing by DVD

Mar 26, 2012
But consumers forgoing discs for online distribution could be bad for the industry.

Why giving stuff away is good for business

Mar 26, 2012
Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.

Bernanke in translation: Rates will stay low

Mar 26, 2012
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.

Student loan debt collectors under the microscope

Mar 26, 2012
Are debt collectors working for the Department of Education letting debtors know their rights? Bloomberg's John Hechinger discusses the rights of borrowers.

Robots everywhere

Mar 26, 2012
From grocery self-checkout to your home accounting software to "Godzillas" working the assembly lines, technology is fundamentally changing the American workforce.

Today the U.S. Supreme Court opened three days or oral arguments over the fate of President Obama’s health care law. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the job market is still weak despite the recent new hires. This year, movie streaming over the Internet is expected to overtake traditional home viewing of films. Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of “reciprocity,” and how businesses are profiting from it. And we kick off our new series, Robots Ate My Job, about what technology is doing to the future of jobs in America.

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Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John

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