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Marketplace for Monday May 05, 2014
May 5, 2014

Marketplace for Monday May 05, 2014

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Target finally booted its CEO but any new CEO will face more problems than just the aftermath of a giant credit-card breach. What's a new CEO to do when the stylish discount store is losing sales to people who never go in a store? Plus, right when it seems that we need computer security more than ever, Symantec's executive announces in the Wall Street Journal that "antivirus is dead." Stacey Vanek Smith reports on the demise of antivirus as a computer security measure and what is taking its place. Also, new reports from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association say U.S. teachers are nowhere near as radically diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. What is causing this "diversity gap"? How important is it? And, what can be done to narrow it?

 

Segments From this episode

Why green olives come in jars, but black ones come in cans

May 5, 2014
A tale of economics, dinner parties and death.
Olives from Eataly, which don't come in a can or a jar.
Dan Weissmann/Marketplace

Why the unpaid internship may be on its way out

May 5, 2014
As college students face pressure to gain experience, unpaid internships fall out of favor.

Sports agent Leigh Steinberg on pro football's rise

May 5, 2014
Inside the mind and career of longtime sports agent Leigh Steinberg.

Your parents met on Match.com?

May 5, 2014
Match.com's latest campaign goes beyond the baby carriage to college.

How the VIX index tracks investor fear

May 5, 2014
When stock markets are going down, the VIX index is going up.

What a new CEO at Target will face

May 5, 2014
Target's new CEO will face more than just the aftermath of a giant credit card breach.

When 4 out of 5 teachers are white

May 5, 2014
New reports say U.S. teachers are nowhere near as racially diverse as their students.
Kristen Southard, a pre-kindergarten teacher, sits with her students at the Breezewood KinderCare Learning Center in Fredericksburg, Virginia. 
Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe

Goodbye Norton anti-virus software

May 5, 2014
The demise of anti-virus software.
A customer walks past anti-virus software at an Office Max store in Miami, Florida. Senior vice president of Symantec Information Security Brian Dye said in the Wall Street Journal that anti-virus software is "dead."
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Target finally booted its CEO but any new CEO will face more problems than just the aftermath of a giant credit-card breach. What’s a new CEO to do when the stylish discount store is losing sales to people who never go in a store? Plus, right when it seems that we need computer security more than ever, Symantec’s executive announces in the Wall Street Journal that “antivirus is dead.” Stacey Vanek Smith reports on the demise of antivirus as a computer security measure and what is taking its place. Also, new reports from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association say U.S. teachers are nowhere near as radically diverse as their students. Almost half the students attending public schools are minorities, yet fewer than 1 in 5 of their teachers is nonwhite. What is causing this “diversity gap”? How important is it? And, what can be done to narrow it?

 

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
Off Our Backs JD Samson & MEN
Organ Playa Count Bass D