Marketplace for Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Mar 1, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 1, 2016

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Yahoo is reassessing the "goodwill value" of Tumblr; a look at the link between superdelegates and campaign contributions; and why people in Japan are buying bonds with a negative yield. 

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A $25 billion bet on changing how we work and play

Feb 25, 2016
A giant real-estate project in New York makes a risky bet on a reimagined future
Projected view of Hudson Yards, Looking South from the No. 7 Subway Station.
Courtesy Related-Oxford

$3 billion worth of cancer drugs will be trashed this year

Mar 1, 2016
A new study from BMJ blames, in part, bad packaging.

Why buy bonds with a negative yield?

Mar 1, 2016
Japan now has 10-year government bonds with a negative yield. Investors want them.
Japanese yen notes.
Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

The power of superdelegates and campaign contributions

Mar 1, 2016
Democratic superdelegates can bring in the campaign contributions.
Voters cast their ballots at the polling place at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church during Super Tuesday voting March 1, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. 
Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

What the heck is goodwill, anyway?

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Mar 1, 2016
And why is Yahoo writing off such a huge hunk of its Tumblr acquisition?
Tumblr founder David Karp stand while posing after a news conference with Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer following Yahoo!'s acquisition of Tumblr in Times Square on May 20, 2013 in New York City. Yahoo! purchased the blogging site Tumblr for $1.1 billion. 
Mario Tama/Getty Images

We're a little too willing to take orders from robots

Mar 1, 2016
A new experiment showed people had no problem doing what robots told them to do
Georgia Tech researchers built the “Rescue Robot” to determine whether or not building occupants would trust a robot designed to help them evacuate a high-rise in case of fire or other emergency.

 
Rob Felt/Georgia Tech

Robots, data, and the industries of the future

Mar 2, 2016
Soon, you may have your own personal C-3PO

Yahoo is reassessing the “goodwill value” of Tumblr; a look at the link between superdelegates and campaign contributions; and why people in Japan are buying bonds with a negative yield. 

Music from the episode

Song For No One Miike Snow
Girlfriend Phoenix
Don't Wanna Fight Alabama Shakes
Running Back To You The Juan Maclean
Please Hold On Songbird Sing
Please Hold On Songbird Sing