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Friday, February 27, 2015 10:11amAiring on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: "It can’t be warming. There’s snow outside." Social media went bananas yesterday after a video surfaced of Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma pitching a snowball to an intern on the Senate floor. Inhofe is selling doubt, which is a powerful force in maintaining the status quo. And the status quo, you may not realize, is a powerful economic force. We explain. Plus, you may not know it, but different countries have different release days for new records. For instance, Britain releases records on Tuesday. Starting this summer, the industry will move to a universal release date of Friday. The move is intended to cut down on piracy by dropping all new music at the same time. But that has other cost consequences and not everyone in the industry is all TGIF about the new policy. Also, under the FCC’s new net neutrality rules, broadband providers like Comcast and Verizon have to treat all internet users the same. Can’t speed ‘em up, can’t slow ‘em down. So who is a at an advantage or disadvantage when an already huge user like Netflix unloads 13 hours of a popular show, as it just did with the new season of “House of Cards.” This and more.
Friday, February 27, 2015 9:35amOn this week's episode, Lizzie and our partners at the BBC head to Brazil to get a sense of how Brazilians feel about their economy. What's happened now that the Olympic party's over? We hear from listeners about where they fall on the economic ladder and how they plan to move up, and Lizzie talks Snapchat with Marketplace Tech producer Meg Cramer. Later, we talk to House of Cards showrunner and creator Beau Willimon about art, secrets, and the Netflix business model.
Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00amA slower growth for the economy, credit cards get more secure, and purifying water in D.C. makes money
Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00amAiring on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: The FCC has approved new internet rules, ushering in net neutrality. First up is Susan Crawford, Co-Director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society, to talk about the FCC's vote on Thursday. Next we take a look at why only a third of people in the U.S. have chip and pin credit cards - a system widely used in other countries. And, for this week's Silicon Tally, we are joined by Leo Laporte, host of the podcast, "This Week in Tech."
Friday, February 27, 2015 3:00amAiring on Friday, Feb. 27, 2015: The U.S. and Cuba continue talks today. One major issue still standing is Cuba’s place on the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. Banks are watching that issue very closely. We explore. Plus, later this morning the U.S. government will report a revision to its main calculation of economic growth. First time round GDP was reported as running an annual rate of 2.6 percent last quarter. This is a routine revision, including new data that's poured in. In India, the government has just changed the way it goes about calculating its GDP and, lo and behold, things are looking up. And can you imagine betting against the legendary investor Warren Buffett in public? Warren Buffett was trying to make a point about index funds, that this meat-and-potatoes boring investment strategy would beat any fancy hedge fund portfolio in the fullness of time. Well, Ted Seides, President and Chief Investment Officer at Protégé Partners, which invests in small and specialized hedge funds, took that bet. And even though Mr. Buffett is probably chortling with mirth somewhere, Mr. Seides was willing to come in to talk about how things are going 7 years into the 10 year bet.