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Marketplace for Monday, October 5, 2015

4 hours ago

PODCAST: A very good year for documentaries

14 hours ago
David Brancaccio

On today's show, we'll talk about final negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership; and why documentaries are having a very good year both in theaters and on TV.

Networks and audiences get real about documentaries

15 hours ago
Adrienne Hill

Pardon the generalization, but it wasn’t long ago that you could walk into a theater showing a documentary and the seats would be filled mainly with academics and old people. The same was true for documentaries on TV and video.

Not anymore.

Docs have entered a kind of golden age, especially on TV. On any given night, you can browse through hundreds of choices on cable, VOD and on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon. And that stereotypical viewer? Gone, too.

Meru: the documentary with a crew of three

15 hours ago
David Brancaccio

The film "Meru" is a documentary that follows three elite climbers attempting to conquer Meru Peak, one of the most challenging walls on the Himalayas. It won the U.S. documentary audience award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.  

Marketplace Tech for Monday, October 5, 2015

15 hours ago

Airing on Monday, October 5, 2015: On today's show, we'll talk about Netflix teaming up with airlines to offer streaming on certain flights; new tech used to date 170,000 year old fossils; and we'll take a look at digital breadcrumbs possibly left on 4chan by the Oregon gunman.

Video streaming in the cloud (like, real clouds)

15 hours ago
Annie Baxter

The hit Netflix series "House of Cards" is hitting cruising altitude on Virgin America. 

Passengers on the airline’s new planes equipped with satellite Wi-Fi can now get access to the full catalog of Netflix films and shows on their personal devices until March 2. The hitch? If they’re not already Netflix members, passengers have to sign up for a free, 30-day trial membership. Three seasons of House of Cards will also be available on the planes’ in-flight entertainment system.

Fracking firms face hard times

15 hours ago
Nova Safo

Crude oil prices have declined more than 50 percent since last year. Fracking companies in places like North Dakota, West Texas, parts of Oklahoma and Kansas have all taken a big hit.

Many are filing for bankruptcy protection or going out of business. 

The TPP is still in the works, but not for long

Oct 2, 2015
Kai Ryssdal and Tracey Samuelson

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a big piece of the White House's Asia agenda, with trade agreements in the works between 12 countries, including the U.S., Japan, Canada and Mexico. Negotiations have stretched over years, but it may now be down to the final hours. Marketplace’s Tracey Samuelson is in Atlanta where negotiations are taking place. 

 Click the above audio player to hear the full interview.

Marketplace asks: Are you better off now than 4 years ago?

Oct 2, 2015
Marketplace Weekend Staff and Lizzie O'Leary

I'm gonna crib from Ronald Reagan and ask, are you better off now than you were four years ago?

Why? Or Why not? And no, this isn't just about the election. It's about how you feel about the economy, your prospects, your kids prospects.

Similar credit scores = true love

Oct 2, 2015
Kai Ryssdal

Nothing says romance like the Federal Reserve and credit scores.

Bloomberg had an article Friday about a new study out from the New York Fed.

The topic is, to quote economists, "household formation and dissolution."

Turns out people with higher credit scores are more likely to be in a committed relationship and stay together.

Also, we tend to form relationships with people who have credit scores similar to ours.