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Marketplace for Monday, October 21, 2013
Oct 21, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, October 21, 2013

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We're getting early reports of a potential $13 billion  JP Morgan Chase settlement, of which $4 billion would go to consumers. But how does relief come, when it finally arrives, and for folks stung by the housing crisis, might it amount to too little, too late? Also, with the health care technology issues that continue to get worse, what can the Obama administration do to improve customer experience quickly -- besides giving out a 1-800 number?  Finally, that 17th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.

Segments From this episode

Farming: The next big industry

Oct 21, 2013
A strong agricultural economy has farming attracting more young people.
Ben Albright on his farm in Lytton, Iowa.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Iran's new president tries to reset relations with the US

Oct 21, 2013
U.S. and Iran relations could be summed up in one sentence: You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.

Divvying up the $13 billion JP Morgan fine

Oct 21, 2013
We're getting early reports of a potential $13 billion settlement over mortgage securities, of which $4 billion would go to consumers.

Investing in LGBT-friendly companies

Oct 21, 2013
Credit Suisse announces an LGBT Index, rating companies according to their pro-gay/-lesbian corporate policies.

Forget the movie, the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a blockbuster painting

Oct 21, 2013
7th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.
Johannes Vermeer's The Girl With The Pearl Earring

Square founder hopes to turn St. Louis into the Silicon Prairie

Oct 21, 2013
The founder of Square is starting an apprenticeship program in St. Louis for budding programmers. They'll work at 100 local companies, including Monsanto and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Technical difficulties: 'Broken' Obamacare website won't be an easy fix

Oct 21, 2013
In a speech today, President Obama addressed the the problems Americans are having with the Affordable Care Act website.

Sports pundits not exactly Nate Silver when it come to World Series predictions

Oct 21, 2013
The blog pundittracker tracked 63 talking heads in the sports world to see who correctly picked the World Series.

We’re getting early reports of a potential $13 billion  JP Morgan Chase settlement, of which $4 billion would go to consumers. But how does relief come, when it finally arrives, and for folks stung by the housing crisis, might it amount to too little, too late? Also, with the health care technology issues that continue to get worse, what can the Obama administration do to improve customer experience quickly — besides giving out a 1-800 number?  Finally, that 17th century “it” girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.

Music from the episode

Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
Pro Choice Dujeous, John Legend
God Made the World Cold Cave