Marketplace for Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Apr 6, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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PayPal decided not to build a new office in North Carolina in protest to the new law that is viewed as discriminatory to the LGBTQ community; why the inversion betwen pharmaceutical companies Allergan and Pfizer is off the table; and Nest says they'll scrap smart home gadgets

Segments From this episode

The Curse (and trend) of Tommy John

Apr 6, 2016
Yahoo Sports Columnist Jeff Passan looks at baseball's billion dollar injury crisis.
Tommy John #25 of the New York Yankees pitches during a 1987 season game against the White Sox at Comiskey Park in Chicago Illinois.  
Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Happy Saudi cows eat California alfalfa

Apr 6, 2016
California may be in a drought, but it will export alfalfa to Saudi Arabia
Cows feeding on a farm.
ALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images

North Carolina law draws fire from tech companies

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Apr 6, 2016
The bottom line and corporate values intertwine in broad opposition to several laws.
ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images

Controversial civil forfeiture program back in action

Apr 6, 2016
Under federal and state law, police can seize cash if they suspect a crime.
Alda Gentile with her grandson, Daniel. In 2012, police seized more than $11,500 from her while she was traveling from Florida to New York. 
Courtesy of Alda Gentile

What does Nest's shutdown of Revolv mean for the future of smart home tech?

Apr 6, 2016
The company kills the home automation hub and its users are pissed.
A screenshot from the Revolv setup video.
Donna Tam/Marketplace

How 'American Idol' changed music and TV

It's almost impossible to overstate the show's influence in the past 15 years.
Brian Dunkleman, Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest at on 'American Idol,' August 28, 2002.
Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/FOX

The only way to stop inversions might be tax reform

Apr 6, 2016
The Pfizer-Allergan merger is out, but what about inversions across the board?
Pfizer was set to merge with Allergan, but after new inversion rules announced by the Treasury Department, the phama giants decided against merging. 
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
A drone is flown for recreational purposes in the sky above Old Bethpage, New York on September 5, 2015.  
Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

PayPal decided not to build a new office in North Carolina in protest to the new law that is viewed as discriminatory to the LGBTQ community; why the inversion betwen pharmaceutical companies Allergan and Pfizer is off the table; and Nest says they’ll scrap smart home gadgets

Music from the episode

Valerie - '68 Version Amy Winehouse
Yet Again Grizzly Bear
Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson
Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Street Birdman, Lil Wayne