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Marketplace for Wednesday, May 8, 2013
May 8, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, May 8, 2013

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JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is shopping for votes lately in a bid to keep his other title: chairman of the board. How's his campaign going? In losses -- and not the stock market kind -- Manchester United is losing its longtime leader. We look at how a global brand manages that transition. Plus, historical homes are getting attacked by the paparazzi of the public, thanks to social photo sharing sites like Instagram. 

Segments From this episode

Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling could get early prison release

May 8, 2013
Skilling had been sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Why Syria's Internet was ripe for a shutdown

May 8, 2013
After 19 hours in the dark, Syria is back online. Why it's not that hard to shut down the Internet there, but nearly impossible in the U.S.

U.S. releases data showing striking differences in hospital prices

May 8, 2013
The public can search a database for prices for 100 common procedures at every hospital in the country, opening a window onto price differences.

Austerity rift chills French-German relations

May 8, 2013
German Chancellor Angela Merkel enjoyed close relations with former French President Nicolas Sarkozy but not with successor Francois Hollande. Differences over austerity are part of the problem.

Jamie Dimon goes shopping from his biggest shareholders

May 8, 2013
JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is scrambling to keep his other title: chairman of the board. But the man who controls more assets than any other U.S. banker is in the market for one-year loans from his biggest shareholders: Their votes, call it political capital, at the upcoming shareholder meeting.

Abandoned buildings get starring role in social media

May 8, 2013
Some people like to go into old, vacant buildings to post photos and video of their exploits on social media sites like Instagram and Flickr. Sometimes, that can be an advantage for real estate agents.

Is immigration bad for the deficit?

May 8, 2013
Critics say immigration reform would cost the government trillions in safety net spending. Commentator Robert Reich says it would actually generate more revenue.

A conference room by any other name...

May 8, 2013
The naming of the conference room can be a very important thing. And now, you can name Marketplace's two main meeting rooms.

Manchester United loses a leader, but hopes to maintain a brand

May 8, 2013
Manchester United is a top British soccer team and one of world's most successful sporting franchises. Will the departure of its legendary coach Sir Alex Ferguson harm its global brand?

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon is shopping for votes lately in a bid to keep his other title: chairman of the board. How’s his campaign going? In losses — and not the stock market kind — Manchester United is losing its longtime leader. We look at how a global brand manages that transition. Plus, historical homes are getting attacked by the paparazzi of the public, thanks to social photo sharing sites like Instagram. 

Music from the episode

Sunday - Instrumental 9th Wonder, Keisha Shontelle, Chaundon
In 3's Beastie Boys
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
The Allure Beats Antique