Marketplace for Tuesday September 16, 2014
Sep 16, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday September 16, 2014

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Whether it’s due to a weak slate of Fall shows or competition from the Web, big television networks are seeing a worrying decline in advertising revenue this quarter. Optimistic network execs see it as a blip, but could it be a signal of a bigger shift in the future of advertising to the masses? Also, a report says the cost of addressing global warming shrinks considerably when you consider the trillions the world is generally spending on power generation, transportation and infrastructure. The report’s proposals, however, still butts up against political realities. We investigate.

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Scotland's currency dilemma

Sep 15, 2014
UK politicians say if Scotland becomes independent, it can no longer use the pound.

Want to help your company's stock? Buy shares back

Sep 16, 2014
Kai talks to Dan Strumpf from The Wall Street Journal.

Cable deals a blow, TV networks ad revenue stumbles

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Sep 16, 2014
Are declining revenues just a blip, or are competitors catching up?

NFL gets a warning from sponsor Anheuser-Busch

Sep 16, 2014
Anheuser-Busch disapproves of the way recent NFL incidents have been handled.

Fighting global warming doesn't have to break the bank

Sep 16, 2014
A report says the world is going to spend trillions on infrastructure either way.

Showtime's recipe to win the screen wars

Sep 16, 2014
When your subscribers pay every month, you need a slate of addictive shows.

How the tough economy changes young people's lives

Sep 16, 2014
Some scholars think postponing life-cycle decisions signals cultural shifts.

Whether it’s due to a weak slate of Fall shows or competition from the Web, big television networks are seeing a worrying decline in advertising revenue this quarter. Optimistic network execs see it as a blip, but could it be a signal of a bigger shift in the future of advertising to the masses? Also, a report says the cost of addressing global warming shrinks considerably when you consider the trillions the world is generally spending on power generation, transportation and infrastructure. The report’s proposals, however, still butts up against political realities. We investigate.

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