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Marketplace for Monday September 15, 2014

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Clothing retailer ‘The Limited’ announced that it has teamed up with ‘Scandal’ star Kerry Washington and Lyn Paolo, the show’s costume designer, to launch a clothing line inspired by the hit TV series. We look at why retailers are increasingly going in this direction and how successful it’s been for them. Plus, Microsoft co-founders Paul Allen and Bill Gates have committed a collective $59 million to fight the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, substantially more than the U.S. government has so far put up to help end this Ebola epidemic. We explore what has changed and why philanthropies have felt the need to take the reigns in combating an acute international health crisis.

Segments From this episode

Screen Wars

The 3 things that made 'Pretty Little Liars' a smash

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 15, 2014
Showrunner Marlene King has caught lightening in a bottle with her mystery series.
Learning Curve

A day in the life of a data mined kid

by Adriene Hill Sep 15, 2014
Millions of pieces of data are being collected on students everyday. How safe is it?

Questions over highway oversight

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 15, 2014
The National Highway Traffic Administration last ordered a recall 35 years ago.
Screen Wars

Dress like Olivia Pope with help from 'The Limited'

by Amy Scott Sep 15, 2014
Why are retailers increasingly creating show branded clothing? Is it successful?

Microsoft founders commit $59 million to fight Ebola

by David Gura Sep 15, 2014
Philanthropists are taking the lead in the fight against the outbreak.
Final Note

China creates a texting lane

by Kai Ryssdal Sep 15, 2014
They're really worried about texting-related collisions.

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
Funeral for a Killer 9th Wonder & Murs
Missing Words Mark Ronson, The Business Intl

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