Marketplace for Thursday, October 20, 2016
Oct 20, 2016

Marketplace for Thursday, October 20, 2016

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With the third and final presidential debate in the books, all that's left are the SNL sketches, the hot takes and, oh yeah, the voting. We'll put some perspective on the national debt, see what it would actually take to start Trump TV and look at the "Nasty Hombre" merch that's already filling Etsy stores. Plus: If you can't make bail, are you being unfairly incarcerated? Lots of people think so, and the system is attracting more scrutiny.

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People are already selling ‘bad hombre’ and ‘nasty woman’ merch? Yup.

Oct 20, 2016
The latest election memes are already making the rounds as products online.
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Abercrombie & Fitch tries to shed "mean girl" reputation

Oct 20, 2016
Can Abercrombie & Fitch convince teens and 20-somethings that the brand is still cool?
Pedestrians walk by an Abercrombie & Fitch store in San Francisco, California. 
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Americans have mixed feelings about the job market

Oct 20, 2016
Americans say they're both anxious about jobs, but confident at the same time.
The newest economic poll from Marketplace Edison Research hints at our mixed feelings regarding employment: more people fear losing their jobs, yet at the same time appear confident about finding the next one.
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Let's do the numbers... on the debt

Oct 20, 2016
Losing sleep over the deficit & debt? Don't worry...yet
As the number of the current U.S. national debt is seen on a screen, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen testifies during a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

 
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Silicon Valley's answer to brain fog

Oct 20, 2016
Why one startup thinks cognition enhancing pills are poised to take off.
 

 
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What does it take to start a network, anyway?

Oct 20, 2016
There's speculation that's Donald Trump's next act. Here's what he'll need.
People gather to watch the first US presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, nominees for the Democratic and Republican parties respectively, off a television set in front of an office building in Hollywood, California.

 
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If you can't pay bail, aren't you unfairly incarcerated?

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Oct 20, 2016
Lots of people think so. And the money bail system is becoming increasingly controversial.
The U.S. Department of Justice has argued that fixed money bail for poor people violates their 14th amendment constitutional right to equal protection under the law.
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With the third and final presidential debate in the books, all that’s left are the SNL sketches, the hot takes and, oh yeah, the voting. We’ll put some perspective on the national debt, see what it would actually take to start Trump TV and look at the “Nasty Hombre” merch that’s already filling Etsy stores. Plus: If you can’t make bail, are you being unfairly incarcerated? Lots of people think so, and the system is attracting more scrutiny.

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