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Marketplace for Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Mar 5, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

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A new SAT is being revealed today. We look at the substantive difference --  and how they'll play into the market, where the SAT is losing ground to the ACT. Next: The new head of Obama’s Economic Council has an unorthodox background – he’s not an economist, for a start. So what does this say about the any new direction and expectations for the job? And finally, after a honeymoon period of through-the-roof ratings, HBO’s Game Of Thrones is losing out in the ratings. So they're turning to rappers.

Segments From this episode

Nurse-led clinics: No doctors required

Mar 5, 2014
Some communities rely heavily on nurses to fill their healthcare needs.

Happy birthday to a very old cookie

Mar 5, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Thursday, March 6th.

Quiz: How well do you know your SAT vocabulary?

Mar 5, 2014
A new test was announced today with big changes to the verbal section.

Orchestra 2.0: Symphonies beat cable to a la carte

Mar 5, 2014
How a business built on sitting still and listening to old music is adapting to the new market.

HBO turns to rap to promote 'Game of Thrones'

Mar 5, 2014
Violence, money, power, gangs, sex... HBO put two and two together, and asked hip hop artists to write lyrics for Game of Thrones.

Jeffrey Zients is not an economist

Mar 5, 2014
And the new National Economic Council boss is not a longtime political insider, either

Calcium: Not so good in high doses

Mar 5, 2014
Calcium is a fundamental building block in chemistry and in modern life.

Why not seize Putin's assets?

Mar 5, 2014
The EU and U.S. are considering sanctions to punish Russia for its intervention in Ukraine.

A new SAT is being revealed today. We look at the substantive difference —  and how they’ll play into the market, where the SAT is losing ground to the ACT. Next: The new head of Obama’s Economic Council has an unorthodox background – he’s not an economist, for a start. So what does this say about the any new direction and expectations for the job? And finally, after a honeymoon period of through-the-roof ratings, HBO’s Game Of Thrones is losing out in the ratings. So they’re turning to rappers.

Music from the episode

Fievre Oddisee
Marilyn Monroe Pharrell Williams
God Made the World Cold Cave