Marketplace for Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Jul 28, 2015

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015:  A key measure of consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data. Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they? Marketplace explores. Plus, Volkswagen reached its goal: for the first half of 2015, it was the biggest car-maker in the world. What’s the value of being no.1 and how did Volkswagen get there? Marketplace explores. 

Segments From this episode

A desert city welcomes California's high-speed train

Jul 27, 2015
California's high-speed rail project is controversial because of its cost, but Palmdale is looking forward to bullet trains.

Rio de Janeiro adapts as it prepares for the 2016 Olympics

Rio de Janeiro has changed since it agreed to host the Olympics.
Aerial view of the Maracanã Complex, a Rio 2016 Olympic Games venue. 
Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Twitter's earnings report in one tweet

Jul 28, 2015
The social media site isn't doing too bad for itself.

California leads in lowering health insurance premiums

Jul 28, 2015
The state has kept prices low by negotiating with insurers and limiting options.

The Fed and your feelings

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Jul 28, 2015
When it comes to the Fed, your feelings may have less value than you think.

Microsoft hoping for a revival with Windows 10

Jul 28, 2015
The company aims for the new operating system to help it win back tablet and phone users.

How did Volkswagen conquer the world?

Jul 28, 2015
For the first time, Volkswagen edges out Toyota as the world's biggest car maker.

Lebanon copes with garbage crisis and sustainability

Jul 28, 2015
After a stinking week, disposal resumes in Beirut, but will the solution last?

Airing on Tuesday, July 28, 2015:  A key measure of consumer confidence is out today. The Fed is meeting Tuesday It doesn’t care how we feel about the economy. Fed decisions are all about the data. Why don’t our feelings matter? And should they? Marketplace explores. Plus, Volkswagen reached its goal: for the first half of 2015, it was the biggest car-maker in the world. What’s the value of being no.1 and how did Volkswagen get there? Marketplace explores. 

Music from the episode

Baghdad Sun Apollo Brown
Drop It Like It's Hot Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams
Digital Love Daft Punk
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) Madeon, Passion Pit
Escapee Architecture In Helsinki
You - Ha Ha Ha Charli XCX