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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Feb 25, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 25, 2014

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Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its exchange-in-a-box to other states. Plus: Beijing correspondant Rob Scmithz explains how Weibo fits into the broader Chinese Internet-scape. Finally: Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural gas bills, and not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.

Segments From this episode

A day to wear black

Feb 25, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Thomas Jennings perfected dry cleaning as he pushed for abolition

Feb 25, 2014
Thomas Jennings was the first African American to receive a U.S. patent, 44 years before slavery ended.

Paying doctors for value instead of volume

Feb 25, 2014
All the changes to the nation's health care system have led to some broader discussions, including changing the way doctors and hospitals get paid.

Natural gas bills are up and not just because of cold

Feb 25, 2014
Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural-gas bills, not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.

Trying to go off the grid. Completely.

Feb 25, 2014
In "Dragnet Nation", author Julia Angwin tries to avoid all forms of surveillance

Connecticut's 'health exchange-in-a-box' for struggling states

Feb 25, 2014
Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its model to other states.

China's take on Twitter, Sina Weibo, plans Wall Street IPO

Feb 25, 2014
Chinese Internet company Sina Corporation plans to raise $500 million for its initial public offering. But analysts say Sina’s timing could be way off.

Cow burps: The environmental hazard.

Feb 25, 2014
Belching cattle are a larger source of methane gas emissions than natural gas drilling.

Connecticut is acting like an entrepreneur. It got its health exchange up and running effectively, and now it’s trying to sell its exchange-in-a-box to other states. Plus: Beijing correspondant Rob Scmithz explains how Weibo fits into the broader Chinese Internet-scape. Finally: Customers in the Northeast and Midwest are about to get big natural gas bills, and not only because they used a lot of gas during the freezing month of January.

Music from the episode

Lights Out Menahan Street Band
Clap Song The Stationary Set