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Marketplace for Friday, February 12, 2016

10 hours ago

How low oil prices can hurt Saudi Arabia's economy in the long run; what Downton Abbey's latest season has in common with today's health care system; and a look back on business and economics with the Weekly Wrap.

A Dimon in the rough

18 hours ago

On today's show, we'll talk about the turbulent thus year for markets; JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon shelling out $26 million for a pile of stock; and the NBA heads north of the border for its all-star game.

Looking forward to Valentine's Day? No? Alright, well then let's just get through Friday. Here are some need-to-know numbers to end your day.


NBA goes to Toronto seeking international fans

19 hours ago
Sam Harnett

In San Francisco, fans watching the Golden State Warriors at a local bar have a lot to cheer for. A recent championship. The league's best record.

Molly Wood

Welcome to this week's Molly Dispatch! I'm generously calling it episode two (I'll think of a better name eventually.)

Consumer economy holding far

19 hours ago

On Friday, the Commerce Department reports retail sales for January, while the University of Michigan reports on its monthly survey of consumer sentiment.

In the past several months, even as the U.S. economy has slowed and U.S. and global equity markets have been in turmoil, U.S. consumer spending and sentiment levels have held relatively steady and strong.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, February 12, 2016

19 hours ago

Airing on Friday, February 12, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about Google expanding the “right to be forgotten”; why certain tech jobs stay open for months; and my Webb, futurist and the founder of Webbmedia Group joins us for this week's Silicon Tally.


Airing on Friday, February 12, 2016: On today's show, we'll talk about upcoming retail sales;  recent trend of rising mortgage originations and declining mortgage delinquency rates; and we take a look at whether movie theaters could fill seats much the same way airlines sell tickets.

Why movie tickets aren't priced like airline tickets

19 hours ago
Adrienne Hill

Box office revenue set a record last year, thanks in part to higher ticket prices. But the relatively low number of people actually going to theaters has the industry wringing its hands.

Earlier this week, for instance, I paid $14 for a ticket to "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," and pretty much had the theater to myself.  

What if there were a way for theaters to play with ticket prices to fill some of those empty seats, by making them cheaper? Kind of like the airlines do? 

The hardest jobs to fill

19 hours ago

The number of jobs openings climbed to the second-highest it’s ever been in December — That’s according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, out this week. 

Tech jobs can be among those that stay open the longest…and the job search site took a look at which ones stay open more than 60 days. They found that IT specialists are at the top of the list, followed by software engineers.