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Marketplace for Thursday, November 12, 2015

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National stores take part in the “shop local” movement; the White House’s first Data Scientist, DJ Patil, talks big data; and Apple seeks to enter the peer-to-peer payment space. 

Segments From this episode

The promise and problems of drug-finding apps

by Dan Gorenstein Nov 12, 2015
They help consumers find lower prices, but there's more to it than that.

First U.S. data chief touts benefits of big data

by Kai Ryssdal and Robert Garrova Nov 12, 2015
DJ Patil was appointed as the White House's first Chief Data Scientist in February.

When big companies act local

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 12, 2015
McDonald's and Target are just a few of the national chains adopting regional strategies.
Final Note

Backlash over Bloomingdale's holiday ad

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 12, 2015
Who's reading the ad copy over there?

Greece — crisis abating or more trouble ahead?

by Stephen Beard Nov 12, 2015
The government is supporting a strike against government austerity measures.

Apple wants to own your wallet

by Nov 12, 2015
The company is set to join an army of companies fighting over the peer-to-peer payment business.

Commodities giants forced to suspend dividends

by Andy Uhler Nov 12, 2015
Glencore, Anglo American and BHP Billiton hoped that diversifying would work.

Angie's List facing a hostile takeover and competition

by Sally Herships Nov 12, 2015
IAC bid more than $500 million for Angie's List.

Music from the episode

Song For No One Miike Snow
Cars Gary Numan

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