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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Dec 1, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 1, 2015

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As the U.N. climate summit continues, questions arise about which countries should provide funding for change; a look into the life of a young woman seeking asylum in the United States; and how a merger is waking up the mattress industry. 

Segments From this episode

The long wait for Section 8

Dec 1, 2015
Many Section 8 applicants face long waits and a shortage of housing.
Marylene Marrero of Yonkers, NY, with a letter from the city's housing authority informing her she was one of 11,000 people to apply for a Section 8 voucher in a single week in 2012. 
Noel King/Marketplace

The Zuckerbergs announce a new baby and new initiative

Dec 1, 2015
Mark Zuckerberg announced the birth of his child and new foundation all at once.

India, still poor, insists on its full serving of energy

Dec 1, 2015
Countries where millions live without electricity say they must emit more carbon.

Asylum seekers face a backlog

Dec 1, 2015
The wait for an interview often exceeds a year.

More drama in prescription drug pricing

Dec 1, 2015
A firm hiked the price of a drug 50-fold, and now there's new generic competition.

A merger meant to shake up the sleepy mattress biz

Dec 1, 2015
The deal is a response in part to changes wrought by the Internet

V-Tech hack affected millions of children — is anyone safe?

Hacks are common now, but going after children's information is a whole new ballpark.

Can the Warriors' winning streak bring in big bucks?

Dec 1, 2015
Winning games is great for fans but does a streak affect sales or advertising?

As the U.N. climate summit continues, questions arise about which countries should provide funding for change; a look into the life of a young woman seeking asylum in the United States; and how a merger is waking up the mattress industry. 

Music from the episode

It’s Alright Matt and Kim
Get By Talib Kweli
The Motto Drake, Lil Wayne
Everyday a Dream Menahan Street Band