Aug 3, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

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Hackers stole $65 million from a bitcoin exchange in Hong Kong, causing a 20 percent drop in the currency's value, why a highly secure currency is still vulnerable to hackers; Marketplace's China Correspondent Rob Schmitz asks Chinese people in Shanghai what they think about the American presidential election this year and who they would vote for if they could; and how athletes and other non-sponsors are pushing back against strict Olympic committee rules on advertising.

Segments From this episode

Views of the U.S. election from across the Pacific

Aug 3, 2016
If you think the 2016 election has become crazy, imagine what the Chinese think.
Shanghai resident Peng Yunliang says he’d vote for Hillary Clinton if he could, though he believes she’s “too tough on China.”
Rob Schmitz/Marketplace

Convention planners, hotel chains enlisted to help spot sex traffickers

Aug 3, 2016
This could be a problem for the Olympics too
Betsy Soltysiak leads a trafficking awareness training at Maritz Global Events.
Joseph Leahy
An aerial view of the Christ The Redeemer statue (F) and the Maracana Stadium (B) on November 12, 2013 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Bitcoin's unhackable. Bitcoin banks? Not so.

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Aug 3, 2016
Theft of tens of millions of dollars worth of bitcoin leaves it with a black eye.
 sticker on the window of a local pub indicates the acceptance of Bitcoins for payment.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Why there's less of a wage gap for women with flexible hours

Aug 3, 2016
A breakdown of the gender wage gap with Sarah Kliff of Vox.

Time Warner Inc buys 10 percent stake in Hulu

Aug 3, 2016
The content company wants to expand online distribution for its networks
Hulu's 2015 TCA presentation.
Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images

Tesla earnings fall short

Aug 3, 2016
Profits? Uhh, not so much.
 Tesla CEO Elon Musk speaks during an event to launch the new Tesla Model X Crossover SUV.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Hackers stole $65 million from a bitcoin exchange in Hong Kong, causing a 20 percent drop in the currency’s value, why a highly secure currency is still vulnerable to hackers; Marketplace’s China Correspondent Rob Schmitz asks Chinese people in Shanghai what they think about the American presidential election this year and who they would vote for if they could; and how athletes and other non-sponsors are pushing back against strict Olympic committee rules on advertising.

Music from the episode

Delta Rice Oil Boom
Game 4 U St. Lucia
The World Is Watching Two Door Cinema Club, Valentina Pappalardo
Andy Last Dinosaurs
Pay No Mind (feat. Passion Pit) Madeon, Passion Pit