Will the Ticketmaster antitrust lawsuit make it easier for people to get tickets?
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
1d ago
The Justice Department is suing Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, saying that it violated antitrust law. Live Nation controls at least 80% of box office sales at major concert venues, and owns or controls more than 60% of large amphitheaters in the U.S. Yet we may not know the upshot of the lawsuit for consumers for quite some time. Also: a look inside the wide world of indie video games. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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A major step toward paying college athletes
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
1d ago
The NCAA, the governing body for college sports, and the five biggest athletic conferences have agreed to a landmark $2.8 billion settlement of a class-action suit. If approved by a judge, it’ll means that schools would be allowed to share revenues with student athletes going forward. Then, we’ll have a conversation about capitalism and activism in college athletics. And later: Will you be “quiet vacationing” this holiday weekend? Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Google’s laying a subsea fiber-optic cable connecting Africa and Australia
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
1d ago
From the BBC World Service: Google is expanding its network infrastructure, with an aim of enhancing internet connectivity and competing in the cloud computing market. Then, days after President Biden imposed higher tariffs on EVs from China, Elon Musk says he doesn’t support them — contradicting a warning he made back in January that Chinese carmakers would “demolish” global competitors if there were no trade barriers. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Unfavorable views of a (generally) favorable economy
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
2d ago
A recent poll conducted for the Guardian newspaper asked people how they felt about the economy. It finds nearly three in five Americans (wrongly) believe the U.S. is in a recession. About half think the stock market is down for the year. (It’s not.) What’s behind the disconnect? Plus, tariffs designed to create higher-paying jobs stateside may fail to do that. And we’ll hear the history behind the Ticketmaster antitrust lawsuit. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Meet the passive investing doomsayers
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
2d ago
Writer Andrew Lipstein embarked on a quest to freak himself out about passive investments: Things like buying index funds, for instance all the companies in the S&P 500, setting it and forgetting it. Lipstein spent time with a professional investor who argues index funds play a dangerous role in the market that may not end well. We hear that story. But first, chipmaker Nvidia reports a seven-fold increase in profits. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Economy takes center stage ahead of U.K. election
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
2d ago
From the BBC World Service: British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and opposition leader Keir Starmer are on the campaign trail after Sunak called a surprise summer election. We set the backdrop for this upcoming election, including an interrogation of the freshest economic figures and a look at the economic mood among British consumers. Also on the show: What do changing music tastes mean for guitar companies? Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Texas’ tech resilience
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
4d ago
The high tech industry has been grappling with a downturn in recent years. But a new report shows that the picture for the tech sector in Texas is a bit sunnier than in other parts of the country. Why is that? Then, Lowe’s and Target feel the effects of a pinched consumer, and sugar production — once Cuba’s most important and profitable trade — is nearing collapse. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Inflation is getting better. That doesn’t mean it’s good.
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
4d ago
Inflation may be cooling, but it certainly isn’t cold. Americans are still getting burned by rising prices. That’s one conclusion from a new Federal Reserve survey, which notes that parents in particular are struggling. Then, one report shows homes just how many homes are overvalued, especially in the South. Plus, we’ll hear how the Accion Digital Transformation Fund is trying to help people with no bank accounts get one. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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Cuba’s ongoing economic crisis
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
4d ago
From the BBC World Service: Amid worsening inflation, a scarcity of basic goods and a decadeslong U.S. economic embargo, Cubans are enduring some of their bleakest economic times since the Cold War. We hear from the country’s sugar plantations, where production has hit an all-time low. Plus, a look at why a medical strike in Mozambique is having a deadly impact and how extreme heat is affecting India’s workers. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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What two companies can tell us about two corners of the economy
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by Marketplace / David Brancaccio and Leanna Byrne
5d ago
On Wednesday, we get glimpses of two very different ends of the economy: Both retailer Target and AI chipmaker Nvidia report earnings. One lives in the world of consumers facing high interest rates, while the other occupies the sphere of cutting edge technology. What can we anticipate? Then, caregiving is a major factor behind the rise of multigenerational households in the U.S. We’ll hear from one family who came to live together. Our May fundraiser ends Friday, and we need your help to reach our goal. Give today and help fund public service journalism for all ..read more
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