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Marketplace for Thursday, October 16, 2014

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The market continued its downward trajectory Thursday with an overabundance of choices as to why: blame Ebola, blame earnings or even blame Netflix. Some economists believe this is only the beginning as the current volatility affects investors, business and consumers. Next: Our health care system is built around specialty care. As Ebola patients are sent across the country for treatment, hospitals look at what it takes to specialize in treating the disease given the need for expert training. Finally: Amazon announced Thursday plans to hire 80,000 seasonal workers for the company’s distribution centers, a 14 percent increase from last year. Some holiday hires move up to full-time jobs, but what happens to those who don’t?

Segments From this episode

A new game for neighborhood parks: marketing

by Gigi Douban Oct 6, 2014
Public parks are trying to get people away from screens and into the community.

The numbers for October 16, 2014

by Tony Wagner Oct 16, 2014
Will today's announcement solve Apple's iPad problem? Let's do the numbers.

Advertisers can now tell if we're paying attention

by Sam Harnett Oct 16, 2014
New metrics can measure whether we are looking at and engaging with online ads.

How stock market volatility could impact the economy

by Stan Alcorn Oct 16, 2014
It's been a wild week on the stock market. The causes are numerous--from Europe to ebola to weak economic growth in the United States. But what are the likely effects--beyond the markets themselves?

Why the Ebola patients were transferred

by Dan Gorenstein Oct 16, 2014
Both nurses infected by an Ebola patient have been sent to different hospitals.
Final Note

Bono apologizes for free iTunes album

by Lizzie O'Leary Oct 16, 2014
Automatic download of newest U2 album "Songs of Innocence" angered some users

Holiday hiring is a path to permanent jobs, for a few

by Mitchell Hartman Oct 16, 2014
Retailers are adding a lot of temps, but what's the long-term employment benefit?

Chris Hadfield can show you your hometown from space

by Lizzie O'Leary Oct 16, 2014
No, he wouldn't sing for us. We asked.

Music from the episode

Happy Up Here Röyksopp
Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse
Mange Deer Tick

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