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Jun 19, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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The Fed kept its stimulus flowing -- for now. Meanwhile, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Jo White is pushing for more admissions of wrongdoing in cases of widespread harm to investors. Is there an economic cost to admitting guilt? Finally, what do you get when you cross NBA basketball with Obamacare?

Segments From this episode

World Food Prize goes to Monsanto executive

Jun 19, 2013
"For his work in developing and improving genetically modified crops," said the president of the World Food Prize Foundation.

Sorry to say, but an apology costs money

Jun 19, 2013
SEC chairman Mary Jo White is pushing for more admissions of wrongdoing in cases of widespread harm to investors .
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairwoman Mary Jo White delivers remarks on May 3, 2013 in Washington, D.C. White is pushing for more admissions of wrongdoing  in cases of  widespread harm to investors .
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Work from home, get distracted

Jun 19, 2013
With enough planning -- and maybe some soundproofing -- some are still finding ways to get their work done at home.

Can the NBA sell Obamacare?

Jun 19, 2013
Why would a sports league -- or any business -- want to be identified with the controversial law that provides insurance to the uninsured.

Fast-fashion H&M slow to take its clothes online

Jun 19, 2013
Fast-fashion retailer H&M took a long time to start online sales in the U.S. When you start late, you have to get it right.

Why forks in your office kitchen keep disappearing

Jun 19, 2013
One reason kitchen supplies are harder to keep stocked? U.S. companies have cut about a million office support positions.

New York restaurant owner says tips not needed

Jun 19, 2013
Sushi Yasuda argues that staff at the Japanese restaurant in Manhattan are paid a fair wage and don’t need tips to compensate for low pay.

You hate my job: Giving out parking tickets

Jun 19, 2013
Marketplace profiles people paid to do work that can make life miserable for others.

The Fed kept its stimulus flowing — for now. Meanwhile, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Mary Jo White is pushing for more admissions of wrongdoing in cases of widespread harm to investors. Is there an economic cost to admitting guilt? Finally, what do you get when you cross NBA basketball with Obamacare?

Music from the episode

Enough Dujeous
Enough Dujeous
Girls Beastie Boys
Girls Beastie Boys
God Made the World Cold Cave
God Made the World Cold Cave
God Made the World Cold Cave
God Made the World Cold Cave