Marketplace for Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Jan 13, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 13, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015: Aetna is raising wages for its lowest-paid workers to a minimum $16 an hour. Those affected are mainly customer-service and billing people. Aetna says it needs to attract the best people it can, and retain them, as health insurance becomes more of an individual-customer business. Plus, a new survey shows U.S. companies are increasingly using penalties to encourage their workers to join wellness programs. Why is this part of the affordable act so popular with employers?

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Tech's favorite metric may be broken

Jan 13, 2015
Measuring monthly active users online may no longer be the end-all, be-all.

Weiss withdraws but will still work at Treasury

Jan 13, 2015
Is there a difference between an adviser and someone with Senate confirmation?

Happy reminder, courtesy of the Labor Department

Jan 13, 2015
There are more jobs open today than there have been in 14 years.

Bidding for blood, the Priceline way

Jan 13, 2015
A Dallas company uses algorithms to streamline the process of buying blood.

Aetna raises its minimum wage.... Who's next?

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Jan 13, 2015
Don't expect other companies to quickly follow Aetna on the wage front. The move is strategic.

Do workplace wellness programs work?

Jan 13, 2015
Worker wellness is a $6 billion industry, but there's little evidence it improves health or saves money.

The economics of Woody Allen and Amazon

Jan 13, 2015
The film giant says he doesn't know what to make. The retail giant isn’t worried.

Airing on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015: Aetna is raising wages for its lowest-paid workers to a minimum $16 an hour. Those affected are mainly customer-service and billing people. Aetna says it needs to attract the best people it can, and retain them, as health insurance becomes more of an individual-customer business. Plus, a new survey shows U.S. companies are increasingly using penalties to encourage their workers to join wellness programs. Why is this part of the affordable act so popular with employers?

Music from the episode

Sutphin Boulevard Blood Orange
Sutphin Boulevard Blood Orange
Sutphin Boulevard Blood Orange
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
Gritty Shaker David Holmes
Gritty Shaker David Holmes
Gritty Shaker David Holmes
Clap Song The Stationary Set
Clap Song The Stationary Set
Clap Song The Stationary Set