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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Feb 26, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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Corporations are urging the governor of Arizona to veto legislation that would allow businesspeople to refuse service to gays. The corporations say this could harm their ability to do business in the state. We look at how corporations could be affected, and how a state could be affected if it bucks corporations. Also: Credit Suisse is the subject of a Senate hearing today. The IRS says bankers at CS helped US citizens hide bank accounts, and thus dodge We report on how these tax dodgers got their dollars out of the US, and what will happen to them, now that they’ve been busted. Finally, Target says the security breach that hit its stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas cost the company $61 million. But the net loss is only $17 million, thanks to cyber insurance policies Target had to hedge its risk about this kind of threat. 

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Chill out for National Chili Day

Feb 26, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, February 27, 2014

Lucky for Target, the company had insurance

Feb 26, 2014
Target says the security breach cost the company $61 million. But the net loss is only $17 million, thanks to cyber insurance policies.

Ever get lost at the airport? Blame the signs

Feb 26, 2014
"Wayfinding": There's money to be made off of real, physical signage, even as it gives way to a digital future.

Rep. Dave Camp on his tax reform plan

Feb 26, 2014
Rep. Dave Camp of Michigan discusses his tax reform proposal.

Jackie Ormes: The first female African American cartoonist

Feb 26, 2014
Jackie Ormes used cartoons to talk about the social and environmental issues that mattered to the black community. So why has she been forgotten?

What really happens in those Swiss banks

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Feb 26, 2014
It reads more like a plot pitch for the next spy thriller than a Senate report.

715 new planets, no aliens in sight. Yet.

Feb 26, 2014
A veritable onslaught of new planets discovered by the Kepler telescope.

The cost of those bills Congress doesn't pass

Feb 26, 2014
Only a fraction of the bills introduced in Congress each year actually become law. What's all that wheel spinning cost taxpayers?

Britain's Cold War Veterans: Out in the cold?

Feb 26, 2014
Some British veterans ordered to witness nuclear explosions during the Cold War went on to develop serious health problems.

Corporations are urging the governor of Arizona to veto legislation that would allow businesspeople to refuse service to gays. The corporations say this could harm their ability to do business in the state. We look at how corporations could be affected, and how a state could be affected if it bucks corporations. Also: Credit Suisse is the subject of a Senate hearing today. The IRS says bankers at CS helped US citizens hide bank accounts, and thus dodge We report on how these tax dodgers got their dollars out of the US, and what will happen to them, now that they’ve been busted. Finally, Target says the security breach that hit its stores between Thanksgiving and Christmas cost the company $61 million. But the net loss is only $17 million, thanks to cyber insurance policies Target had to hedge its risk about this kind of threat. 

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
Gifted N.A.S.A., Kanye West, Santigold, Lykke Li