Marketplace for Wednesday, May 13, 2015
May 13, 2015

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

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Airing on Wednesday, May 13, 2015: California’s water situation is so critical that state officials are about to restrict water even to those with the most senior water rights. Some irrigation districts with those senior rights are planning to take action against the anticipated cuts. Next: Facebook launches Instant Articles, which lets media outlets such as the New York Times publish content on their own servers and display them to mobile Facebook users quickly. 

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My First Job: Wienermobile Driver

May 13, 2015
"I would even have people come up to me and ask me for my autograph."

Facebook and the need for speed

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May 13, 2015
The link clicker's costly, withering impatience is crucial to Instant Articles.

Most Amtrak long-distance routes are unprofitable

May 13, 2015
New York to Washington is the lone bright spot of profitable service.

California drought threatens even oldest water rights

May 13, 2015
In California, some people have more right to water than others. Now, drought threatens even them.

A day after crash, a vote to cut Amtrak funding

May 13, 2015
Amtrak says it has a $52 billion maintenance backlog on its Northeast Corridor.

How human behavior impacts the economy

May 13, 2015
Richard H. Thaler explores the human side of economics in his latest book.

'Instagram for doctors' is grisly and useful

May 13, 2015
Lurkers are allowed, so privacy is a priority.

Airing on Wednesday, May 13, 2015: California’s water situation is so critical that state officials are about to restrict water even to those with the most senior water rights. Some irrigation districts with those senior rights are planning to take action against the anticipated cuts. Next: Facebook launches Instant Articles, which lets media outlets such as the New York Times publish content on their own servers and display them to mobile Facebook users quickly. 

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