Archive for the ‘Politics & economics’ Category

Oil pushes out Venezuela’s agriculture   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/04/18/world/resource-curse/venezuela-ranchers

Summary: Venezuela’s oil dependent economy imports nearly 80% of its food, which is particularly worrisome  when oil prices are at an all time low.

Original Air Date: April 18, 2016

Length: 4 minutes 46 seconds

This visa program is a path to citizenship for the rich   Leave a comment

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/16/business/eb5-visas

Summary: Marketplace analyzes the EB-5 visa program which allows wealthy foreign investors to secure American citizenship, only if investors are willing to invest at least a half a million dollars in the United States.

Original Air Date: April 18, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 29 seconds

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

Posted October 1, 2016 by cherokeebelval in Oligopoly, Politics & economics, Technology

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Pitching the TPP amid skepticism about trade   Leave a comment

TPPLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/25/world/pitching-tpp-amid-skepticism-about-trade

Summary: The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a trade agreement between 12 countries. This comprehensive deal covers issues such as protecting marine animals and the digital economy. However, the fate of the TPP is uncertain as it still needs to be approved by Congress and has no support from any presidential candidate.

Original Air Date: March 25, 2016

Length: 6 minutes and 26 seconds

Posted July 21, 2016 by noorul94 in International trade, Politics & economics, Regulation

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What made Brazil’s economy bust?   Leave a comment

Dollar Makes Record Gains Against Real As Brazilian Economic Woes ContinueLink: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/21/world/what-made-brazil-s-economy-bust

Summary: Brazil was an emerging economy and a member of the BRICS. However, in March 2016 a huge corruption scandal exploded into an economic crisis and demand for the impeachment of the president followed by a political regime change. Marketplace looks into how Brazil changed course of progress in the last 10 years.

Original Air Date: March 21, 2016

Length: 3 mins 53 seconds

The power of superdelegates and campaign contributions   Leave a comment

FAIRFAX, VA - MARCH 01:  Voters cast their ballots at the polling place at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church during Super Tuesday voting March 1, 2016 in Fairfax, United States.  Officials are expecting a record turn out of voters in Virginia, one of a dozen states holding presidential primaries or caucuses.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Link: http://www.marketplace.org/2016/03/01/world/power-superdelegates-and-campaign-contributions

Summary: Marketplace analyzes the role of superdelegates in a campaign election and considers what effect donations from candidates to superdelegates have on the United States presidential election overall.

Original Air Date: March 1, 2016

Length: 2 minutes 45 seconds