May 5, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, May 5, 2016


How new FDA regulations will impact the smoking industry; how the listeria outbreak in some frozen foods could be a business opportunity; and a low-income community in East Los Angeles is trying to fix its lead contamination problem.

Segments From this episode

Why fitness is more than a $3 trillion industry

May 5, 2016
Staying fit has become a lifestyle ... maybe even a religion.
Fitness is becoming more of a lifestyle than a hobby. Above, a SoulCycle studio in Los Angeles.
Joe Scarnici/Getty Images

How the new e-cigarette regulations will impact small businesses

May 5, 2016
Small shops and vape-makers worry the regulation will put them out of business.
The FDA's new regulations on tobacco includes e-cigarettes, which may impact the industry.

Austin votes on fingerprinting for rideshare drivers

May 5, 2016
The Texas city wants tougher background checks for ride share companies.
"For"' and "Against" Proposition 1 signs adorn Austin lawns. The issue will be decided on May 7.
Audrey McGlinchy/Marketplace

In Los Angeles, lack of trust makes lead cleanup tougher

May 5, 2016
In East Los Angeles, the state agency that let a battery recycling plan operate for years must clean up after it.
Jessica Prieto (right) signs up Hillary Velasquez for soil testing in East Los Angeles.
Jed Kim/Maketplace

KFC introduces finger lickin' good nail polish

May 5, 2016
Original finish, or crispy?
One of the nail polish options introduced by KFC.

Music from the episode

Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse
Make Me Like You Gwen Stefani
All We Got Dem Atlas
Dirty Girl Felt
Walking On A Dream Empire of the Sun