Male Contraception

14 hours ago
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Sabri Ben-Achour and Tim Fernholz

They said it couldn't be done: The "male pill." Actuality asks why men haven't seen a new reversible contraceptive in centuries—and if we need one. We found out why Big Pharma gave up on a male pill, and meet people who want to make it happen anyway.

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D Gorenstein

You know that term "Too Big to Fail"? The ultimate symbol of this last recession when taxpayers had to bail out huge companies for the sake of the broader economy?

Yeah, nobody wants that to happen again.

So "Too Big to Fail" became more than a symbol.

These days the companies that are so big they’re a risk to the whole system are slapped with heavy regulation.

Marketplace for Wednesday, June 29, 2016

20 hours ago
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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Brexit may turn out to be a regional issue as markets begin to stabilize and panic subsides; we asked Americans if they think the economy is rigged and 71 percent said yes; and how Facebook is changing newsfeeds to feature more personal content

Survey says: Americans feel the economy is rigged

21 hours ago
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Nancy Marshall-Genzer

We’re digging into the results of our latest Marketplace-Edison Research poll.  This time we asked whether people feel the economy is rigged in favor of certain groups.  Almost 71 percent of the 1022 people we polled said yes.  That includes majorities of Democrats, Republicans, young, old, rich, poor, blacks, whites and Hispanics.

About 83 percent of the African Americans we polled felt this way.  Including Brad Lewis.

He lives in Washington’s Anacostia neighborhood.

Nike serves up a big fashion don't at Wimbledon

21 hours ago
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Gigi Douban

Nike in its fourth quarter earnings report yesterday revealed some good news: $8.2 billion in revenues, up 6 percent, and a 17 percent increase in earnings per share. Stock prices are up slightly after a steady drop over the last few months. But aside from all that, the company made a splash on the tennis court, and not necessarily in a good way on that enormous world stage called Wimbledon. It’s all thanks to the company’s new tennis dress, called the Premier Slam. 

As New Orleans continues debating the pros and cons of short-term rentals, an association with members now operating in the burgeoning industry wants to get their message out. Operators of short-term rentals say they want to help – not hurt – the city.

Stock market up for second day in a row

Jun 29, 2016
Angel Trumpets release some of the best smells in the city.
Scott Gold / Nolavie

When people fall in love with New Orleans -- a phenomenon that happens on a daily basis around here -- they’re wont to wax poetically about the familiar qualities that make this city such a special and enchanting place.

But all of this gushing tends to leave out a single and singular fact of life in the Crescent City: This town, for lack of a better word, smells.

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Marketplace staff

U.S. slips in 2016 Social Progress Index

Jun 29, 2016
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Mitchell Hartman

The Social Progress Index for 2016 ranks the United States No. 19 among 133 countries in the world, behind Ireland, France, Canada and New Zealand, and just ahead of Slovenia and Portugal. Full details of the rankings and analysis can be found here

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