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While major U.S. banks are cleaning up their books, the shadow banking system is dirtying its hands   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/12/economy/while-major-us-banks-are-cleaning-their-books-shadow-banking-system-dirtying-its

Summary: Marketplace looks at the shadow banking system of providers of personal, auto and some mortgage loans,and the role these non banks have played  since the financial crisis of 2008.

Original Air Date: April 12, 2016

Length: 1 minute 25 seconds

Utility companies to stockpile $8 million spare parts in case of disaster   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/08/world/spare-parts

Summary: Several major utility companies are pooling their resources to create a company called Grid Assurance. Grid Assurance is designed to stockpile repair parts to protect against the chances of a grid disaster.

Original Air Date: April , 2016

Length: 2 minutes 6 seconds

Brave’s new browser sets newspaper publishers on edge   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/08/world/brave-new-browser-sets-newspaper-publishers-edge

Summary: Marketplace explores the consequences Brave software’s ad blocking browser has on websites, specifically newspaper outlets that depends on ads for revenue.

Original Air Date: April 8, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 15 seconds

Posted September 28, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Ethics, short length, Technology

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Happy Saudi cows eat California alfalfa   Leave a comment

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY AMMAR KARIM An I

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/happy-saudi-cows-eating-california-alfalfa

Summary: A Saudi dairy company, Almarai, bought a total of 14,000 acres of land across Arizona and California with the intentions of growing alfalfa, a water intensive crop.  Almarai plans to export the U.S. grown alfalfa back to Saudi Arabia to be used as fodder.

Original Air Date: April 6, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 22 seconds

FTC fights against new strategy for delaying generics   Leave a comment

NORWICH, CT - MARCH 23: Oxycodone pain pills prescribed for a patient with chronic pain lie on display on March 23, 2016 in Norwich, CT. Communities nationwide are struggling with the unprecidented opioid pain pill and heroin addiction epidemic. On March 15, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), announced guidelines for doctors to reduce the amount of opioid painkillers prescribed, in an effort to curb the epidemic. The CDC estimates that most new heroin addicts first became hooked on prescription pain medication before graduating to heroin, which is stronger and cheaper. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/31/health-care/ftc-fights-against-new-strategy-delaying-generics

Summary: The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has brought an important case against ‘pay-for-delay schemes’, seeking to show that non-monetary deals between pharmaceutical companies inhibit the market from functioning properly. More importantly, they seek to demonstrate that these deals are illegal.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 10 seconds

For our future, someone has to think about dirt   Leave a comment

dirtLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/28/world/our-future-someone-has-think-about-dirt

Summary: Nitrate pollution and soil erosion are common concerns when it comes to growing soy and corn. These crops are generally grown in the U.S. because farmers usually have an abundance of economic incentives such as crop insurance and the ethanol mandate, encouraging them to do so.

Original Air Date: March 29, 2016

Length: 3 minutes 44 seconds

Georgia school focuses on skills local employers say they need   Leave a comment

georgia schoolLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/10/education/school-focuses-skills-local-employers-say-they-need

Summary: Schools are shifting away from offering technical classes at a time when industries are more in demand of high skilled technical workers than ever before.

Original Air Date: April 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Posted August 7, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Labor market economics, short length

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The Chinese lake that’s ground zero for the bird flu   Leave a comment

chinese lakeLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/03/world/chinese-lake-has-become-ground-zero-bird-flu

Summary: Hundreds of thousands of birds migrate to China’s Poyang Lake each year, creating a breeding ground for the avian influenza virus. This virus has the ability to spread rapidly if wild birds connect with domestic birds found on farms within China. The implications this virus can have on human health, farmers, and the economy is deadly.

Original Air Date: March 30, 2016

Length: 5 minutes 16 seconds

Study finds that fracking contaminated a water supply   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/29/world/study-fracking-contaminated-water-supply

Summary:  Marketplace addresses the negative economic and health impacts fracking can have on a community, particularly those resulting from a lack of clean drinking water.

Original Air Date: March 29, 2016

Length: 3 minutes 20 seconds

Help arrives for (some) underwater homeowners   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/15/economy/homeowner-buyout-plan-better-late-never

Summary: The Federal Housing Finance Agency begins to help 33,000 homeowners who financed their mortgages through Freddie Mae or Fannie Mac and are are more than 15% underwater and 90 days delinquent on payments. Assistance includes lowering interest rates and the balance of principal owed

Original Air Date: April 15, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 12 seconds