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Music streaming service Deezer plans U.S. launch

10 hours ago

With so many players, the music streaming business may look overcrowded to us. But that’s not how it looks to the streaming company Deezer. The French company is in 180 countries and announced this week a full-scale launch in the U.S.

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At the RNC, Hispanic Chamber endorses Clinton

11 hours ago
Kim Adams

The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has broken from its own tradition and endorsed a presidential candidate. In a major snub to the GOP, the group’s president announced its endorsement of Hillary Clinton from the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. 

Unilever purchases Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion

14 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about Unilever's decision to buy the Dollar Shave Club and what that acquisition symbolizes; check in with Greek residents whom we spoke to last year during the height of the country's debt crisis; and look at the planned full-scale launch of Deezer, a French music streaming service, in the U.S.

Who is and isn't talking about the economy

14 hours ago
Andrea Seabrook, Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Katie Long and Gina Delvac

The theme for Tuesday at the RNC — "Make America Work Again" — was barely touched upon. And while the economy was top of mind for many Republicans on the floor, it was not a point of unity.

Blogger Leandra Medine on fashion and intellect

16 hours ago
Lisa Martine Jenkins

It is rare that a writer becomes a veritable, recognizable celebrity. But at only 27 years old, author and fashion blogger Leandra Medine is the exception to the rule.

While studying journalism in college, Medine started her fashion blog Man Repeller in order to have clips to show when she started applying for writing jobs after graduation. Those clips were never needed; by the time she graduated, she was the writer, editor, stylist and model of a monetized entity.

Sam Beard

Brexit has put Grexit in the shade. The British vote to leave the European Union has dominated the economic headlines this summer and overshadowed the fear that Greece — the EU’s most vulnerable and debt-laden country — would crash out of the eurozone.

So whatever happened to that Greek crisis? It has certainly receded, but how is it still affecting the lives of ordinary Greeks?

NBA and Twitter ink deal

17 hours ago
D Gorenstein

Here’s a potential happy marriage: The NBA has inked a deal to produce exclusive programming for social media giant Twitter.

To capture more fans in the digital age, the league plans to pump out more behind-the-scenes content.

Twitter is betting that the money-making machine that is professional sports will bring in new ways to generate cash.

And let’s be clear, basketball is perhaps the most intimate sport, where it’s easy to see the players’ faces full of anguish, anger or elation.

Marketplace Tech for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

17 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about BuzzFeed's plans to unleash one of its newest reporters at the Republican National Convention: a journalist bot. We'll look at anti-plagiarism software following Melania Trump's speech on Monday night, and the revelation that it shared similarities with Michelle Obama's convention speech from 2008. Plus, we'll learn about a rewritable storage device that uses chlorine atoms and a tiny metal surface.


On today's show, we'll talk about Donald Trump becoming the Republican party's official candidate for president along with the latest news coming out of the GOP convention; dig into a new report from the Economic Policy Institute that looks at the gender wage gap; and interview fashion blogger Leandra Medine about her website "Man Repeller."

Roger Ailes reportedly out as head of Fox News

Jul 19, 2016
Kai Ryssdal

A quick follow to a story we brought you yesterday

One has to imagine this is the subject of much conversation in Cleveland — early reports in New York Magazine that Fox News chief Roger Ailes is on the way out after a sexual harassment lawsuit.