Marketplace for Thursday, March 26, 2015
Mar 26, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, March 26, 2015

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Airing on Thursday, March 26, 2015: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a bunch of new rules for payday lenders. But why do payday lenders even exist? The fact is, people need them, and the reason they need them is because there is no alternative. The U.S. has a large gap in its financial infrastructure that other countries have plugged with reputable, often government-sponsored institutions. Why don’t’ we have something similar here? Plus, Congress is close to finally coming up with a long-term solution to how doctors who see Medicare patients are paid. It’s been almost 20 years of patchwork fixes. But in fixing a problem that dates to 1997, the government would force doctors to make some much needed upgrades they haven’t yet had to make, like being able to provide patient outcome data. Also, the airline industry isn’t like other industries. It’s nearly unique in that when a plane goes down — no matter which carrier it’s with  the entire industry is affected. And everyone who’s flying, thinking about flying, working for an airline, etc., feels more vulnerable. We look at how that phenomenon plays out, and the types of plans/approaches the industry puts into motion after a crash.

 

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When disasters happen, all airlines are affected

Mar 26, 2015
Everyone who’s flying, or working for an airline, feels more vulnerable.

Why borrowers turn to pricey payday loans

Mar 26, 2015
People need payday lenders because there is no alternative.
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Challenges remain, even after the 'Doc Fix' gets fixed

Mar 26, 2015
Doctors will need new IT infrastructure to deal with proposed changes.

Coach Dean Smith calls one last play before passing away

Mar 26, 2015
Even Michael Jordan gets a check.

How Y2K turned Paul Sullivan's life upside down

Mar 26, 2015
His grandfather taught him how to save, spend, give and think about money

FanDuel: Where fantasy draft day is everyday

Mar 26, 2015
Nigel Eccles' company is cashing in without making fantasy fans commit to a season
Professional wrestler Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin attends the SiriusXM Celebrity Fantasy Football Draft, 2013.
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The plant business is trying to sprout again

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Mar 26, 2015
Plant nurseries strive to stand out in a post-recession landscape.

Airing on Thursday, March 26, 2015: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has a bunch of new rules for payday lenders. But why do payday lenders even exist? The fact is, people need them, and the reason they need them is because there is no alternative. The U.S. has a large gap in its financial infrastructure that other countries have plugged with reputable, often government-sponsored institutions. Why don’t’ we have something similar here? Plus, Congress is close to finally coming up with a long-term solution to how doctors who see Medicare patients are paid. It’s been almost 20 years of patchwork fixes. But in fixing a problem that dates to 1997, the government would force doctors to make some much needed upgrades they haven’t yet had to make, like being able to provide patient outcome data. Also, the airline industry isn’t like other industries. It’s nearly unique in that when a plane goes down — no matter which carrier it’s with  the entire industry is affected. And everyone who’s flying, thinking about flying, working for an airline, etc., feels more vulnerable. We look at how that phenomenon plays out, and the types of plans/approaches the industry puts into motion after a crash.

 

Music from the episode

The Eye Brandi Carlile
Murder Room Pepper Rabbit
Tightropes Robyn Sherwell
101 WALLA
Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Street Birdman, Lil Wayne
Take a Walk Passion Pit