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Marketplace for Monday, October 13, 2014
Oct 13, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, October 13, 2014

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Department store chain, JC Penney has announced that Marvin Ellison will take over as President and CEO. Execs hope that Ellison, who will be the third CEO in less than four years, can improve its flagging fortunes. Plus: The Pentagon issues a report on its plans for dealing with energy and climate change. This isn't about polar bears or politics - the Pentagon is the big spender in alternative energy as a matter of national security. Finally: Another Frenchman has won the Nobel Prize. Jean Tirole has studied regulation and large corporations, and determined that you cannot take a one size fits all approach to regulating industry. 

Segments From this episode

After J.C. Penny closure, retail 'flatline' in Montana

Oct 13, 2014
Five months after a J.C. Penny store closed in Butte, retail trucks on, slowly.

Your boss doesn't care about Columbus Day

Oct 13, 2014
Very few businesses took the day off.

Why the Pentagon is preparing for climate change

Oct 13, 2014
The Pentagon sees climate change ratcheting tensions in already problematic regions.

Can J.C. Penney's new CEO make the brand popular again?

Oct 13, 2014
The department store needs new ways to compete with Target and Wal-Mart.

The rise of Germany's 'euro-skeptics'

Oct 13, 2014
In the Eurozone's strongest economy, support is rising for a party that wants to pull out of the euro.

The Internet is not big enough for political ads

Oct 13, 2014
Whoever said 'there’s plenty of room for everyone on the Internet' was wrong.

How do cemeteries make money?

Oct 13, 2014
The better question may be: What do they do when they run out of space?
Even the front lawn of Washington Cemetery is crammed full of plots. 
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Department store chain, JC Penney has announced that Marvin Ellison will take over as President and CEO. Execs hope that Ellison, who will be the third CEO in less than four years, can improve its flagging fortunes. Plus: The Pentagon issues a report on its plans for dealing with energy and climate change. This isn’t about polar bears or politics – the Pentagon is the big spender in alternative energy as a matter of national security. Finally: Another Frenchman has won the Nobel Prize. Jean Tirole has studied regulation and large corporations, and determined that you cannot take a one size fits all approach to regulating industry. 

Music from the episode

She's the One Ray LaMontagne
Would You Want Me Generationals
Good Old Days The Features
Good Old Days The Features