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Marketplace for Thursday, March 20, 2014
Mar 20, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Air BnB is going public. The company has been a raging success, but there are risks. Regulators are clamping down on it, the taxman is looking askance, and it’s going up against some entrenched and very powerful lobbies (like the entire hotel business, hello!). Next: President Obama appears on the Ellen show today to plug Obamacare. It appears the President has ditched the bully pulpit and is personally delivering his message to a "connected-but-distracted" generation. Swatting away criticism that it's "un-presidential", his advisors say it's an important demographic to reach, and he's willing to take an unconventional route to reach them. Finally: A look at the sanctions put in play by Russia and the U.S. 

 

Segments From this episode

Drought-resistant gardens can be more than gravel

Mar 20, 2014
As the California drought continues, some homeowners are rethinking their green grass lawns.

AirBnB got 99 problems but going public ain't one

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Mar 20, 2014
AirBnB is going public, despite regulatory roadblocks and industry opposition.

Happy International Gary Oldman Day

Mar 20, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, March 21, 2014

Businesses take advantage of lax regulations on drones

Mar 20, 2014
The FAA has been slow to put strict rules in place.

4 questions about the U.S. sanctions on Russia

Mar 20, 2014
U.S. announces sanctions on Russia; Russia retaliates.

President Obama makes the rounds stumping for ACA

Mar 20, 2014
President Obama has popped up in some unlikely places this month.

NCAA bracketeers cried today

Mar 20, 2014
ESPN says Warren Buffett's $1 billion bet is almost certainly safe.

Top students turning down Wall Street life

Mar 20, 2014
Princeton University used to be a breeding ground for Wall Street.

A glossary of tax evasion

Mar 21, 2014
Some U.S. companies avoid American taxes by sending assets abroad

Air BnB is going public. The company has been a raging success, but there are risks. Regulators are clamping down on it, the taxman is looking askance, and it’s going up against some entrenched and very powerful lobbies (like the entire hotel business, hello!). Next: President Obama appears on the Ellen show today to plug Obamacare. It appears the President has ditched the bully pulpit and is personally delivering his message to a “connected-but-distracted” generation. Swatting away criticism that it’s “un-presidential”, his advisors say it’s an important demographic to reach, and he’s willing to take an unconventional route to reach them. Finally: A look at the sanctions put in play by Russia and the U.S. 

 

Music from the episode

Happy Up Here Röyksopp
Dreamworld Rilo Kiley
Last Fare Little People