Marketplace for Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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Wal-Mart's $3 billion "shrinkage" problem; the EPA wants to curb methane leaks; and a proposed power line across the historic James River is making waves.
Segments From this episode
Why the hotel business is doing so well right now
Rooms are scarce and demand is up, even with competition from Airbnb.
Why wireless providers are ditching the two-year contract
Sprint is the latest to drop two-year contracts. Marketplace Tech's Ben Johnson explains why.
Near Jamestown, Dominion power line battles history
A need for modern infrastructure is weighed against preserving a famed river view.
7 Reasons NBCUniversal Wants a Share of BuzzFeed
...and two reasons why that $200 million could go to waste.
Methane leaks are pollution — and waste
The EPA is issuing rules limiting methane leaks in the drilling, production and transportation of natural gas and oil.
Wal-Mart's bottom line hurt by "shrinkage"
The company is fighting back against the problem of lost, spoiled and stolen inventory.
The highs and lows of streaming music
Dr. Dre's new album was streamed 25 million times the first week of its release.
Wal-Mart’s $3 billion “shrinkage” problem; the EPA wants to curb methane leaks; and a proposed power line across the historic James River is making waves.
Music from the episode
Come Pick Me Up Ryan Adams
Missing Words Mark Ronson, The Business Intl
Shake It Off Taylor Swift