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June 30, 2015

6:27 PM
Hey Ya!
Artist : Outkast
Album : Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
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Label : Arista

Marketplace for Thursday, July 30, 2015

3 hours ago

Airing on Thursday, July 30, 2015: Twitter’s earnings beat expectations, but growth was nearly non-existent. Amazon didn’t report a profit for most of its existence but steady kept its value up.  Facebook reported good earnings growth, but other growth measures were weaker.  How fast is fast enough, and can a company just keep growing indefinitely or will it die?Plus, the Obama Administration is urging states to re-examine their occupational licensing requirements.

Airing on Thursday, July 30, 2015: With news that a piece of an aircraft that has washed up on Reunion in the Indian Ocean may be from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, we'll talk about how the airline has been handling a disastrous year. Plus, on Medicare’s 50th anniversary, we look at what Medicare is spending most on. We'll also speak with senior economics contributor Chris Farrell about a trend towards fostering creativity within the aging boomer population.

At 50, Medicare spending more on hospice

14 hours ago
Annie Baxter

50 years into the Medicare program, the federal health insurance program for Americans 65 and older, one feature of the program has been fairly constant: about 25 percent of spending goes to care in the last year of life. 

“This is actually a statistic that has been remarkably stable from year to year. It hasn't changed very much,” says Tricia Neuman, director of the Medicare Policy program at the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

Marketplace Tech for Thursday, July 30, 2015

14 hours ago

Airing on Thursday, July 30, 2015: First up, we'll talk to Brian Blau, research director at Gartner, on Facebook earnings. We'll also speak with founder Bill Ottman about an anti-Facebook social network with open source code and strict privacy policies that protect user data. And Farhad Manjoo, tech columnist at the New York Times, joins us to talk about mobile gaming and tomorrow's launch of Angry Birds 2.

Egypt bans some "Made in China" souvenirs

14 hours ago
Kim Adams

In any place highly dependent on tourism, there’s money to be made in selling souvenirs. But when the tourists stop coming, those businesses and manufacturers are out of luck.

That’s what happened in Egypt following the 2011 revolution. Now that some of those tourists are coming back, the government there is trying to prop up the handicraft manufacturers that remain.

The housing market is back — except where it's not

14 hours ago
Dan Weissmann

Homes that are underwater — mortgaged for more than they’re worth — represent a much smaller fraction of the housing market than they did a few years ago, according to a new report from RealtyTrac, a real-estate data company. However, some parts of the country are doing much better than others.

PODCAST: Revising economic growth

14 hours ago
David Brancaccio

The news this morning is that the U.S. economy didn't shrink during the winter as statisticians initially told us. More on that. Plus, we'll talk about Egyptian government's efforts to prop up the handicraft manufacturing industry that has been largely taken over by goods made in China.

Amazon's vision of a drone highway in the sky

Jul 29, 2015
Sabri Ben-Achour

What will Amazon’s drone highway in the sky look like? 

Probably not a drone highway. Amazon unveiled a proposal where low-level air space would be carved out for drones: 200 to 400 feet would be reserved for high-speed transit drones. Below, there would be space for low -speed local drone traffic, and above would be a no-fly buffer zone to keep drones out of manned-vehicle air space, aka flight paths.

Marketplace for Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Jul 29, 2015

Airing on Wednesday, July 29, 2015: Amazon plans a drone highway, a trade report from the tropics and Tom Cruise hangs off a plane.

Healthcare expenditures are picking up again

Jul 29, 2015
D Gorenstein

When it comes to healthcare, it’s generally understood we have a spending problem. Namely, we spend too much.

A new report from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services suggests expenditures are picking back up after a recent historic slowdown.

But even with the uptick, these numbers suggest the nation is making progress.