Marketplace for Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Oct 8, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday, October 8, 2014

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The IMF had stern words for the state of Europe’s banks and the policy tools it’s used — and still using — to ease the continent out of recession.  The U.S., whose approach was initially scorned by Europe, is pulling out ahead. Is that good for the global economy? For the US? Plus, unemployment is low, and job openings are now at a 13-year high. But it takes 25 days to fill a vacancy — so what's the disconnect between what the labour market is offering and what workers are looking for? Finally, Western Pennsylvania is ground zero for the battle between industry and citizens over fracking, the oil-and-gas procedure. And now it’s a battleground for the word “fracking,” as oil drillers try to reclaim fracking as a positive term.

 

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Why water conservation doesn't mean lower water rates

Oct 8, 2014
Water and sewer utilities raise rates to meet infrastructure costs.

Steel's slow, grinding growth

Oct 8, 2014
Lisa Goldenberg of Delaware Steel Company shares how the economy feels day-to-day.

CDC's Ebola workers find funding is strapped

Oct 8, 2014
The CDC's on-the-ground work involves risk, problem solving, and money management.

IMF offers mixed economic picture, all eyes on Europe

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Oct 8, 2014
The U.S. is 'the one eyed man in the country of the blind.'

The jobs mismatch

Oct 8, 2014
There's a disconnect between the jobs market and what workers are looking for.

A car with no driver. What could go wrong?

Oct 8, 2014
Self-driving cars are the Next Big Thing, but they face several road blocks.

Frack that! Oil tries to own a word that rallies critics

Oct 8, 2014
An industry group wants to reclaim a term from opponents of oil drilling.

Drill for the cure

Oct 8, 2014
An oil company finds a creative way to participate in Breast Cancer Awareness.

The Weather Channel branches into 'weather adjacent' content

Oct 9, 2014
On the air since 1982, the company has to strategize for an app-driven world.

The IMF had stern words for the state of Europe’s banks and the policy tools it’s used — and still using — to ease the continent out of recession.  The U.S., whose approach was initially scorned by Europe, is pulling out ahead. Is that good for the global economy? For the US? Plus, unemployment is low, and job openings are now at a 13-year high. But it takes 25 days to fill a vacancy — so what’s the disconnect between what the labour market is offering and what workers are looking for? Finally, Western Pennsylvania is ground zero for the battle between industry and citizens over fracking, the oil-and-gas procedure. And now it’s a battleground for the word “fracking,” as oil drillers try to reclaim fracking as a positive term.

 

Music from the episode

Still D.R.E. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
Blinking Pigs Little Dragon
Escapee Architecture In Helsinki