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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Feb 4, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 4, 2014

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Microsoft hired a CEO today, after 6 months debating: Insider or outsider? It’s a decision that many companies wrestle with, raising questions of expense, innovation, familiarity and more. Next, the markets have now fallen about 8 percent, and we take a look at the concept of "correction." What does it take to make a "correction" officially? Plus, how the Affordable Care Act could shrink the workforce. The Congressional Budget Office's newest numbers suggest folks will stop working, while others will work fewer hours. And finally, tech companies are signing on to President Obama’s push to connect all school children to the internet, offering $750 million in hardware, software and internet access. What do these companies stand to gain?

Segments From this episode

How Obamacare will shrink the workforce

Feb 4, 2014
The Congressional Budget Office says some folks will stop working altogether, while others will work fewer hours

Why the FCC pays for landlines but not broadband Internet

Feb 4, 2014
The FCC is about to revamp the program that buys broadband access for schools

What exactly is a market correction?

Feb 4, 2014
The markets have fallen about 7 percent. So now what?
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange att the end of the trading day on February 3, 2014 in New York City.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Microsoft's great debate

Feb 4, 2014
Satya Nadella takes the helm of the tech giant,

Sneakers on the runway

Feb 4, 2014
This Fashion Week, gym wear goes couture

Satya Nadella and Bill Gates: Microsoft's Batman and Robin?

Feb 4, 2014
Marketplace Tech Report Host Ben Johnson talks about what's next for the tech giant

When flirting makes you more loyal

Feb 4, 2014
A Harvard Business School study says so.

Microsoft hired a CEO today, after 6 months debating: Insider or outsider? It’s a decision that many companies wrestle with, raising questions of expense, innovation, familiarity and more. Next, the markets have now fallen about 8 percent, and we take a look at the concept of “correction.” What does it take to make a “correction” officially? Plus, how the Affordable Care Act could shrink the workforce. The Congressional Budget Office’s newest numbers suggest folks will stop working, while others will work fewer hours. And finally, tech companies are signing on to President Obama’s push to connect all school children to the internet, offering $750 million in hardware, software and internet access. What do these companies stand to gain?

Music from the episode

Happy Up Here Röyksopp
Shiva's Daughters Arling & Cameron
Motion Sickness Hot Chip