Marketplace for Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Feb 23, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 23, 2016

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A look at one largest pharmacies in the country; Bank of America's new mortgage plan for low-income buyers; and a defeat for the solar industry in Nevada.

 

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In sunny Nevada, a defeat for the solar industry

Feb 23, 2016
Nevada regulators undermined the financial advantage for home solar customers
 Solar City pulled out of Nevada after state regulators cut the price that utilities have to pay for surplus electricity generated by home solar installations. The price cut undid the home solar industry’s business model. This month solar customers and former employees protested outside the Nevada Public Utilities Commission.
Adam Burke/Marketplace

MasterCard wants to put your selfie game to good use

Feb 23, 2016
Securing transactions one duck face at a time
Selfies may be the way of the future. 
JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Bank of America offers a mortgage for low-income buyers

Feb 23, 2016
The new Bank of America loans don't require a large down payment
Bank of America's new mortgage plan will "hold people's hands" through the process. 
Scott Olson/Getty Images

The orderly zipping around the hospital may be a robot

Feb 23, 2016
At UCSF hospital, robots drop off meals, pick up trash and save money
A hospital robot, called a Tug, enters the kitchen of the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco.
Heidi de Marco/KHN

Venezuela's inflation woes are growing

Feb 23, 2016
Marketplace's Scott Tong reporting from Venezuela

How CVS reined in drug prices

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Feb 23, 2016
Its Caremark unit covers some 25 million U.S. customers
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Netflix ratings and why you don't get to see them

Feb 23, 2016
The new season of "House of Cards" will be out soon, but we won't know how many people watch

A look at one largest pharmacies in the country; Bank of America’s new mortgage plan for low-income buyers; and a defeat for the solar industry in Nevada.

 

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
Daffodils Mark Ronson, Kevin Parker
Dark Sunrise Rikki Ililonga, Musi-O-Tunya
You - Ha Ha Ha Charli XCX