Marketplace for Wednesday July 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday July 23, 2014

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Fighting between Israel and Hamas has led some U.S. and European airlines to cancel flights to Israel on safety grounds. We explore how airlines decide when they should or should not fly to a given destination. Plus, Target Corp. opened its first ‘TargetExpress’ store in Dinkytown, Minneapolis today. At 20,000 square feet it’s even smaller than its ‘City  Target’ stores. This physical reduction reflects an expansion by the company into new markets, but why has this big box corporation decided to ‘go small’? Is this part of a larger trend by big box stores to make their mark on smaller communities? Plus, how will this move impact the company’s profit margin? We investigate. Also, corporate earnings continue to go up, up, up. But that doesn’t mean these cash-rich companies are going to give you a job. We explain why.

Segments From this episode

Small Business remains hopeful during slow season

Jul 23, 2014
YellowWood Group CEO Olalah Njenga is hopeful about the future of her business

‘Economic patriotism’: Rhetorical, not economic, policy

Jul 23, 2014
Politicians love to say it, but what does it actually mean?

5 numbers that matter to the 'House of Cards' creator

Jul 23, 2014
Beau Willimon spends almost no time with Netflix's legendary stockpiles of data.

Women’s empowerment gets a corporate boost

Jul 23, 2014
Marketers are pushing female strength to capitalize on a national movement.

How airlines decide where it's too dangerous to fly

Jul 23, 2014
Airlines have to weigh both safety and economic risks.

Target attracts new customers by downsizing

Jul 23, 2014
Target opened it's smallest store in Minneapolis. What's a Target if it's not big?

Why high earnings aren't translating into jobs

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Jul 23, 2014
Corporate earnings are up. But will these cash-rich companies give you a job?

GM recall numbers keep going up, up, up

Jul 23, 2014
The automaker recalled another 700,000 vehicles today.

Fighting between Israel and Hamas has led some U.S. and European airlines to cancel flights to Israel on safety grounds. We explore how airlines decide when they should or should not fly to a given destination. Plus, Target Corp. opened its first ‘TargetExpress’ store in Dinkytown, Minneapolis today. At 20,000 square feet it’s even smaller than its ‘City  Target’ stores. This physical reduction reflects an expansion by the company into new markets, but why has this big box corporation decided to ‘go small’? Is this part of a larger trend by big box stores to make their mark on smaller communities? Plus, how will this move impact the company’s profit margin? We investigate. Also, corporate earnings continue to go up, up, up. But that doesn’t mean these cash-rich companies are going to give you a job. We explain why.

Music from the episode

All You're Waiting For Classixx, Nancy Whang
Love Jones J Dilla