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Marketplace for Thursday, April 23, 2015
Apr 23, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, April 23, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, April 23, 2015: The opposition to giving the president expanded authority to work on a trade deal with Pacific nations is coming together around the issue of currency manipulation. So what does that mean, exactly, in the context of international trade? We explore. Next, after initially looking like a straightforward deal, it appears the Time Warner-Comcast merger may be on its deathbed.  If the deal doesn’t go through, what’s the fallout for consumers – good, bad, a little bit of both? Or will there be no effect at all? 

Segments From this episode

Pine Beetle timber boom could soon bust

Apr 23, 2015
The beetle has eaten almost all the host trees, leaving less dead wood to harvest.

Checking in with Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky

Apr 23, 2015
Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky talks about the company's (somewhat unexpected) success.
An up-close look at Airbnb's wall timeline. 
Kai Ryssdal/Marketplace

Pacific trade and the fear of currency manipulation

Apr 23, 2015
The President faces opposition to having more authority on Pacific nation trade.

The stakes of the failing Comcast-Time Warner merger

Apr 23, 2015
It appears the Time-Warner Comcast merger may be on its deathbed.

Imagining affordable housing in New York

Apr 23, 2015
Bill de Blasio calls for 160,000 units of market-rate housing over the next decade.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio at an event promoting transportation infrastructure aboard the subway earlier this month.
Michael Appleton - Pool/Getty Images

Time Warner Cable's CEO could be out $80 million

Apr 23, 2015
If the Comcast merger collapses, Robert Marcus will lose a huge exit package.

Airing on Thursday, April 23, 2015: The opposition to giving the president expanded authority to work on a trade deal with Pacific nations is coming together around the issue of currency manipulation. So what does that mean, exactly, in the context of international trade? We explore. Next, after initially looking like a straightforward deal, it appears the Time Warner-Comcast merger may be on its deathbed.  If the deal doesn’t go through, what’s the fallout for consumers – good, bad, a little bit of both? Or will there be no effect at all? 

Music from the episode

Happy Up Here Röyksopp
Det haster! Casiokids
101 WALLA