Marketplace for Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Apr 1, 2015

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Today’s big IPO  the domain-registration firm GoDaddy  was priced at $20 a share and promptly shot up about 30 percent. We look at who wins and who loses when an IPO isn’t priced at the level the market will bear. Plus, those signs on business windows that say “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”? That’s legal. If someone’s terribly obnoxious, ixnay. But refusing service to a category of people is discriminatory, as well as against the interests of most businesses, which want as many customers as possible. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says some members have already suffered business losses as a result of objections by big corporations. We investigate.

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The rise of the open-plan office

Apr 1, 2015
More offices are emphasizing trendiness over functionality.

The price is right ... or is it? Pricing IPOs is tricky

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Apr 1, 2015
Today’s big IPO — the domain-registration firm GoDaddy — shot up 30 percent in price.

How discrimination fits into the business model

Apr 1, 2015
Businesses can bounce unwanted customers, but not whole classes of customers.

Water you doing, Jerry Brown?

Apr 1, 2015
On Wednesday, Governor Jerry Brown ordered a mandatory 25 percent reduction in water use statewide. He made the announcement standing at a ski resort in the Sierra Nevada mountains where there was nary a flake of snow to be seen, a spot at which he said there should be five feet of snow this time of […]

American students head to Germany for free college

Apr 1, 2015
More American students are getting degrees in other countries with free college.

McDonald's to boost wages for 90,000 workers

Apr 1, 2015
Average hourly wages will rise to $9.90 for 1,500 locations the company runs directly.

The Transaction: The right price

Apr 1, 2015
The love and heartbreak of a musician's first guitar.

Airing on Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Today’s big IPO  the domain-registration firm GoDaddy  was priced at $20 a share and promptly shot up about 30 percent. We look at who wins and who loses when an IPO isn’t priced at the level the market will bear. Plus, those signs on business windows that say “we reserve the right to refuse service to anyone”? That’s legal. If someone’s terribly obnoxious, ixnay. But refusing service to a category of people is discriminatory, as well as against the interests of most businesses, which want as many customers as possible. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce says some members have already suffered business losses as a result of objections by big corporations. We investigate.

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