Marketplace for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015
Feb 24, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015: In case you haven't heard, Boston's been getting pounded with snow every few days, for weeks. Boston's mass transit system, the oldest in America, broke down under the stress. Trains and buses are running late, if at all. How are employers handling an ongoing situation where employees are late for work on a daily basis? We investigate. Plus, the EPA is asking car makers to follow stricter rules in measuring their vehicles' gas mileage to insure at least some uniformity, if not produce estimates that drivers might find more accurate. Also, in her testimony before the Senate today, Fed Chair Janet Yellen swatted away the “Audit the Fed” calls. But when Senator Rand Paul and others say “Audit the Fed,” what they really mean is something more political than monetary. We explain.

 

Segments From this episode

The housing market is still struggling

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Feb 24, 2015
Why housing numbers are still cloudy

How the EPA made gas-mileage numbers accurate

Feb 24, 2015
The EPA has increasingly made mileage tests a more accurate measure of reality

Keystone XL vetoed, and the Eurozone kicks the can

Feb 24, 2015
The line of the day goes to President Obama, by way of the Marketplace Desk of News We Could have Told You Yesterday.

Unlocking the digital classroom for kids in lock up

Feb 24, 2015
A San Diego juvenile justice facility plans to give every kid a laptop.

'Audit the Fed' illustrates the politics behind policy

Feb 24, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul's call for more oversight of the Fed is a reliable applause line.

Priority Bicycle's quest to build a better bike

Feb 24, 2015
Why Dave Weiner left a technology career to reinvent the bicycle.

In Boston, just getting to work is a job in itself

Feb 24, 2015
This winter's record snowfall has hobbled the city's mass-transit system.

Airing on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015: In case you haven’t heard, Boston’s been getting pounded with snow every few days, for weeks. Boston’s mass transit system, the oldest in America, broke down under the stress. Trains and buses are running late, if at all. How are employers handling an ongoing situation where employees are late for work on a daily basis? We investigate. Plus, the EPA is asking car makers to follow stricter rules in measuring their vehicles’ gas mileage to insure at least some uniformity, if not produce estimates that drivers might find more accurate. Also, in her testimony before the Senate today, Fed Chair Janet Yellen swatted away the “Audit the Fed” calls. But when Senator Rand Paul and others say “Audit the Fed,” what they really mean is something more political than monetary. We explain.

 

Music from the episode

Girlfriend Phoenix
Dark Sunrise Rikki Ililonga, Musi-O-Tunya
You're Not Good Enough Blood Orange