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Marketplace for Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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By all accounts, about 50,000 people have made it through the federal exchanges. So, what does it mean? We keep hearing 500,000 as a magic number that the Obama administration was counting on. Next, typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country with bad roads, bridges and buildings, where the population has tripled in 50 years. Finally, Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. What are the economics of the First Lady?

Segments From this episode

Don't have a credit history? Utility bills could soon help

Nov 12, 2013
Congress is considering a bill, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act, that would make it easier for nontraditional borrowers to build a credit history.

Nation's electricity grid gets a test

Nov 12, 2013
The aging grid's main protection against attack is that it's too sprawling and complicated to all go down at once.

Obamacare: Down for the count?

Nov 12, 2013
By all accounts, about 50,000 people have made it through the federal exchanges.

Life in the Philippines and the cycle of disaster

Nov 12, 2013
Typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country.

How much is an apology worth?

Nov 12, 2013
It seems like people have been talking themselves hoarse with apologies lately -- a lot of them for the flawed roll-out of Obamacare.

The First Lady economy

Nov 12, 2013
Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. But will her involvement help or hurt the initiative?

Final Note: Robbie Bobbies for sale

Nov 12, 2013
In which Marketplace finds a reason to bring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to attention.

The tears, jeers and dollars behind the Atlanta Braves' big move

Nov 12, 2013
The Atlanta Braves push for a small stadium in the suburbs. But why?

How to "Win" at the stock market in no time at all

Nov 12, 2013
Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith give their tips for playing (and winning at) the stock market.

By all accounts, about 50,000 people have made it through the federal exchanges. So, what does it mean? We keep hearing 500,000 as a magic number that the Obama administration was counting on. Next, typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country with bad roads, bridges and buildings, where the population has tripled in 50 years. Finally, Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. What are the economics of the First Lady?

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
Paper Planes M.I.A.
Hate It Or Love It The Game, 50 Cent
It's Dujeous