Economics & Economy

Teaching kids the power of the piggy bank

Apr 29, 2016
Sally Herships

Today is "Teach Children to Save Day," an unofficial holiday sponsored by, yes, the American Bankers Association. With interest rates so low for so long, savings haven't been a big priority. The personal savings rate has been hovering around 5 percent for three years. So it seems hard for any of us, kids or adults, to save.  

Some consumers are like sharks, constantly circling banks on the hunt for an interest-bearing account that offers an extra fraction of a percent. 

Full interview: CloudFlare's CEO on TOR and politics

Apr 29, 2016
Bruce Johnson

CloudFlare is a company that helps people and companies all over the world keep their websites online in a way that makes those sites quickly accessible and secure. There's been a dust-up recently between CloudFlare and The Onion Router, or TOR project. TOR is the set of tools that helps people use the internet anonymously — good guys and bad guys. CloudFlare has made it more difficult for TOR users to access sites it hosts.

Matthew Prince is CEO of CloudFlare, and spoke with us Friday. 

Listen to the full interview above.

Staying connected while on the go

Apr 29, 2016
Mark Orlowski

Imagine never needing to scour for Wi-Fi at hotels or airports, nor having to search for coffee shops offering Wi-Fi when you’re abroad. Or, the ultimate image of a busy traveler: having the ability to send emails from your laptop while aboard a plane awaiting takeoff (before the cabin door is closed, of course).

This Puerto Rico default is different

Apr 29, 2016
Andy Uhler

Barring an economic miracle, Puerto Rico is going to default on a more than $400 million debt payment on Monday. The implications could be pretty far-reaching because it would be defaulting on some bonds that are guaranteed by the territory’s constitution. 

The government’s still running, officially, but everyday Puerto Ricans are already suffering, said Edwin Melendez, director of the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College in New York.

Marketplace Tech for Friday, April 29, 2016

Apr 29, 2016
Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about Amazon's revenue growth; interview Matthew Prince, the CEO of CloudFlare, about the company's dust-up with the TOR project; and play this week's Silicon Tally with Bridget Carey, senior editor at CNET.

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