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Fixing the fix: Price-setting precious metals in London

Aug 8, 2014
After a series of benchmark rigging scandals, London's gold fix looks tarnished.
Posted In: gold, silver, price fixing, precious metals, London

ISIS gains control of key infrastructure in Iraq

Aug 8, 2014
ISIS militants now have control of the country's largest dam.
Posted In: Iraq, middle east, New York Times

Weekly Wrap: Blame geopolitics

Aug 8, 2014
A conversation about the week that was.
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Russia swore off our chicken legs. But not to worry.

Aug 7, 2014
Russia's sanctions against importing food from the West shouldn't affect the U.S.
Posted In: Russia, sanctions, imports

Mexico ends Pemex's 75-year monopoly on oil

Aug 7, 2014
More on one of the biggest business and policy stories of the decade.
Posted In: Mexico, big oil

The Ukrainian rebel who started as a sci-fi writer

Aug 5, 2014
"We have this...fascinating phenomenon of a sci-fi writer playing real war games.”
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, science fiction, fiction

Peak Index: The history behind the rise, and rise, and rise of kale

Aug 1, 2014
Marketplace Weekend launches a lighter economic indicator: the Peak Index. It's time to admit, we've reached peak kale. Food writer Jane Black explains.

What do sanctions do, anyway?

Aug 1, 2014
The U.S. and E.U. placed more sanctions on Russia for its actions in Ukraine.
Posted In: ukraine, sanctions, Russia

Weekend Brunch: Snapchat, Martha Stewart's drones, and Tinder

Aug 1, 2014
Kevin Roose of NY Mag and Shannon Bond from FT look back on the week's news.
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Argentina defaults

Aug 1, 2014
Talks broke down between Argentina and some of its bondholders, triggering default. Tim Fernholz, reporter for Quartz, explains.
Posted In: Argentina, default, debt

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