Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2016
Feb 4, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, February 4, 2016


Clinton and Sanders debate who's more progressive; another installment of "My Economy" from the Juarez border; and how Jägermeister is trying to broaden it's brand beyond college bros. 

Segments From this episode

Martin Shkreli pleads the fifth, but blasts congress on Twitter

Feb 4, 2016
Shkreli looked really pleased with himself
Martin Shkreli, former CEO of Turing Pharmaceuticals LLC., listens to questions during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill, February 4, 2016 in Washington, DC. Shkreli invoked his 5th Amendment right not to testify to the committee that is examining the prescription drug market.
Mark Wilson/Getty Images

How more generics could relieve sky-high drug prices

Feb 4, 2016
More generics are needed to create competition — but can the FDA approve them fast enough?
With high drug prices, more generics are needed to create competition, but can the FDA is having a hard time keeping up.

My Economy: Life between two countries

Feb 4, 2016
A couple's lives are split between countries after a traffic stop and deportation.
A woman crosses the Sante Fe Bridge at Paso Del Norte, one of three ports of entry connecting El Paso and Juarez.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

What does it really mean to be a progressive?

Feb 4, 2016
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battle over who's more progressive.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders at the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on January 17, 2016.
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Inside an infamous company’s risky marketing strategy

Feb 4, 2016
Jägermeister wants to broaden its appeal beyond shot-drinking bros
The drink best known for drunk college bros is trying to create a new image while maintaining the Jägerbomb spirit. 

The rise of the do-it-all 'hybrid' job

Feb 4, 2016
Companies are increasingly looking for disparate skills in the same worker.
Some positions feel more like three jobs in one with the rise of the do-it-all hybrid job. 

Clinton and Sanders debate who’s more progressive; another installment of “My Economy” from the Juarez border; and how Jägermeister is trying to broaden it’s brand beyond college bros. 

Music from the episode

Don't Mess With My Man Nivea, Brian Casey, Brandon Casey
Shut Up and Dance WALK THE MOON
Antenna Bonobo
Kick, Push Lupe Fiasco