Feb 6, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday, February 6, 2014

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The jobs number appears to be falling out of favor with economists. So when it comes to jobs, which number should we trust? Plus, people's drinking habits are changing -- and Green Mountain Coffee is reaping the benefits. Coca-Cola is buying a 10 percent stake in the company. We look at what’s in it for Coke, and what’s in it for consumers, as people’s drinking habits change. Finally, more and more banks are introducing fees for checking accounts and withdrawing the availability of free checking accounts. We look at why the banks have to find ways to boost their revenue streams.

Segments From this episode

Communities along rail lines worry about oil explosions

Feb 6, 2014
New shale oil fields in the middle of the country, far from pipelines, depend on rail to get to coastal refineries

Ignore the Unemployment Rate. There's a better jobs indicator.

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Feb 6, 2014
Why you should read the whole jobs report, and not just the highlights

Why would you want to brew your own Coke?

Feb 6, 2014
Coca-Cola's partnership with Green Mountain Coffee-- the K-cup people-- promises the power to make pop at home. And that's a big deal, why?

Free checking accounts weren't making banks money. Go figure.

Feb 6, 2014
More and more banks introduce fees for checking accounts

JFK 1964 and Beatle-mania

Feb 6, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for February 7th.

8 post-apocalpyse scenarios: The Day After the Debt Ceiling

Feb 6, 2014
The authors of "How to Win at Everything" share some predictions for what happens if Congress fails to agree about the Debt Ceiling.

Building water systems for the next century

Feb 6, 2014
What the world is doing to keep the tap flowing.

The Chinese New Year: A 2 week holiday everywhere?

Feb 6, 2014
When two weeks leads to two months of manufacturing delays.

The jobs number appears to be falling out of favor with economists. So when it comes to jobs, which number should we trust? Plus, people’s drinking habits are changing — and Green Mountain Coffee is reaping the benefits. Coca-Cola is buying a 10 percent stake in the company. We look at what’s in it for Coke, and what’s in it for consumers, as people’s drinking habits change. Finally, more and more banks are introducing fees for checking accounts and withdrawing the availability of free checking accounts. We look at why the banks have to find ways to boost their revenue streams.

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
Babylon of the Occident - Instrumental The Shanghai Restoration Project
Wide Eyes Local Natives