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Marketplace for Thursday, April 21, 2016
Apr 21, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, April 21, 2016

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Reflecting on the legacy of cultural icon Prince; a look at Shakespeare's economic impact 400 years after his death; and how jobs figures from the Labor Department show weekly applications for jobless benefits fell to the lowest reading since November 1973

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How did Shakespeare make his money?

Apr 21, 2016
Did theater or wool-trading account for the playwright's wealth?
A Sotheby's employee handles a copy of William Shakespeare, The First Folio 1623 on July 7, 2006 in London, England. 
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Is it time to get rid of quarterly earnings reports?

Apr 21, 2016
The practice may encourage short-term thinking by companies and investors.
Do frequent earnings reports help or hurt when it comes to making investing decisions? 
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Prince refused to be a commodity

Apr 21, 2016
Yale professor Daphne A. Brooks talks about the musician's life and legacy.
Prince performs at the 10th Anniversary Essence Music Festival at the Superdome on July 2, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  
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New rules would curb big bank bonuses

Apr 21, 2016
Federal agencies are working on rules to reduce risk-taking on Wall Street.
The new rules would regulate incentive-based pay.
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Jobless claims as low as in 1973, but was that a good year?

Apr 21, 2016
Back in '73, the U.S. was already in a recession that would leave deep scars on the economy.
Job seekers look over job opening fliers.
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Misty Copeland on her collaboration with Prince

Apr 21, 2016
The ballerina talked to us a couple years ago about working with Prince
Misty Copeland performing. 
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Reflecting on the legacy of cultural icon Prince; a look at Shakespeare’s economic impact 400 years after his death; and how jobs figures from the Labor Department show weekly applications for jobless benefits fell to the lowest reading since November 1973