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Marketplace for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

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Yahoo announces its laying off 14 percent of its employees today — the sixth major layoff in four years at the tech company. Burger King is planning on going public again. Commentator Robert Reich discusses whether large banks should be broken up. Despite an economic crisis and high unemployment, Spanish consumers are buying iPhones and iPads like mad. And in our Food for 9 Billion series, a look at Brazil’s Zero Hunger program.

Segments From this episode

Panel recommends a second opinion on medical tests

by Sarah Gardner Apr 4, 2012
A panel of doctors is recommending that physicians and patients think twice before performing several common medical tests.
Food for 9 Billion

Brazil delivers on hunger promise

by Marketplace Contributor Apr 4, 2012
The government made food a human right. Then it found that ending hunger takes a lot more than a declaration.
Final Note

Waitress sues over $12,000 tip

by Sarah Gardner Apr 4, 2012
She claims it was a tip; police are keeping the money as part of a drug investigation.

Yahoo's got an identity crisis

by Adriene Hill Apr 4, 2012
The 2,000 jobs Yahoo is shedding don't fit with the plans its CEO has for turning around the company.
Commentary

Is it time to break up the banks?

by Robert Reich Apr 4, 2012
Commentator Robert Reich says the continued specter of 'too big to fail' compels nothing less.

Amid budget crisis, Spaniards still buy Apple

by Lauren Frayer Apr 4, 2012
Spain is suffering the highest unemployment rate in Europe right now and is trying to shrink a major budget deficit. Still, Spanish consumers are buying up pricey Apple products -- and the company is taking notice.

Burger King to go public -- again

by Heidi Moore Apr 4, 2012
Burger King has been bought and sold several times in the last decade. Now its private investors plan to take it public again.

Music from the episode

Fast As You Can Fiona Apple
Pro Choice Dujeous, John Legend

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