Marketplace has a new podcast for kids, "Million Bazillion!" EPISODE OUT NOW
Marketplace for Wednesday April 23, 2014
Apr 23, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday April 23, 2014

HTML EMBED:
COPY

A new government report reveals that thousands of employees of the Internal Revenue Service got bonuses or time-off awards despite being disciplined for misconduct – including tax compliance problems. How could this happen and what are the criteria  for determining awards for government employees? Should they be revised? Plus, Valeant’s acquisitions have had a particular focus: companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products that smooth and clear facial skin – Botox and similar paralyzers, Restylane and similar fillers, and lasers. This care is a fast-growing business, and Valeant now has one sales force to sell all these products. Also, the NYPD's newly created Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD has backfired spectacularly – as New Yorkers have used it to tweet about police brutality and misconduct.  Why do organizations/ companies fail to tame Twitter in these instances? And when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, who's managed to get it right?

Segments From this episode

What deflation is and why it's the worst dog ever

by
Apr 23, 2014
Because more economic terms should be explained with pets.

NFL + Hollywood = cash money

Apr 23, 2014
New details emerge behind the William Morris Endeavor - IMG Worldwide merger.

This is an office, not a jungle gym!

Apr 23, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, April 24, 2014

Milwaukee locals want to bring Pabst back

Apr 23, 2014
There’s a growing movement afoot to return Pabst from LA to Milwaukee.

Amazon is paying its employees to quit

Apr 23, 2014
Amazon takes a page out of the Zappos playbook and offers employees cash to quit their jobs.

The NYPD learns about #backlash

Apr 23, 2014
The Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD backfired spectacularly – when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, how do you get social media right?

IRS employees who don't pay their own taxes

Apr 23, 2014
Thousands of IRS workers got rewards despite being disciplined for misconduct.

The Times takes James Franco down (at least) a notch

Apr 23, 2014
In their words: "It's hard not to feel some sympathy for him, while also wishing that someone or something would make him stop."

Want Botox? A wrinkle filler?

Apr 23, 2014
Valeant’s acquisitions have a focus: Companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products to smooth and clear facial skin.

A new government report reveals that thousands of employees of the Internal Revenue Service got bonuses or time-off awards despite being disciplined for misconduct – including tax compliance problems. How could this happen and what are the criteria  for determining awards for government employees? Should they be revised? Plus, Valeant’s acquisitions have had a particular focus: companies that produce “medical aesthetics” products that smooth and clear facial skin – Botox and similar paralyzers, Restylane and similar fillers, and lasers. This care is a fast-growing business, and Valeant now has one sales force to sell all these products. Also, the NYPD’s newly created Twitter hashtag #MyNYPD has backfired spectacularly – as New Yorkers have used it to tweet about police brutality and misconduct.  Why do organizations/ companies fail to tame Twitter in these instances? And when the public can so easily hijack your hashtag, who’s managed to get it right?

Music from the episode

Marilyn Monroe Pharrell Williams
Beverly Hills Weezer
Lofticries Purity Ring
Tweety Bird (feat. Tea Petrovic) Tubers, Tea Petrovic