Jan 10, 2012

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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In the latest installment of our series on the future of TV, Jennifer Collins reports from CES on the coming changes in how we watch and what we'll see. The number of SEC filings rose by 4 percent last year. Marketplace's Heidi Moore breaks down the business of private equity. The CEO of WebMD Health resigned today, and sweets-maker Hostess filed for Chapter 11. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in China to try and get leaders there on board for sanctions against Iran. And a new book asks "Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?"

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Medical website WebMD falls ill financially

Jan 10, 2012
WebMD’s chief executive resigns as the once-profitable medical reference website sees advertising revenue decline.
WebMD’s chief executive has resigned, leaving the once-profitable medical reference website as it sees advertising revenue decline.

SEC received over 650,000 filings in 2011

Jan 10, 2012
Up 4 percent from 2010. More filings mean more information is disclosed by companies. But is it necessarily a better thing?

So, are you smart enough to work for Google?

Jan 10, 2012
Today's job interviews are nothing like those in the past. Author William Poundstone examines the kinds of new interview questions that are asked at corporations like Google.

Can you pass Marketplace's interview test?

Jan 10, 2012
Find out how well you would fare answering some of Marketplace's newly-designed interview questions.

The Future of Television: The way we watch

Jan 10, 2012
As TVs get smarter and viewing goes mobile, there's a battle on to bring entertainment to every screen.

Twinkies baker files for bankruptcy protection

Jan 10, 2012
Hostess heads towards Chapter 11 for the second time in eight years. What does the future hold for iconic brands like Twinkies and Wonder Bread?

Private equity hits the political spotlight

Jan 10, 2012
Mitt Romney’s role as founder of Bain Capital has prompted rivals to criticize him for destroying jobs. What exactly do private equity firms do?

Geithner asks China for help with sanctions on Iran

Jan 10, 2012
The U.S. treasury secretary wants China to impose sanctions, but may find the Chinese -- big buyers of Iranian oil -- in no hurry to make up their minds.

In the latest installment of our series on the future of TV, Jennifer Collins reports from CES on the coming changes in how we watch and what we’ll see. The number of SEC filings rose by 4 percent last year. Marketplace’s Heidi Moore breaks down the business of private equity. The CEO of WebMD Health resigned today, and sweets-maker Hostess filed for Chapter 11. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is in China to try and get leaders there on board for sanctions against Iran. And a new book asks “Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?”

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