Marketplace Money for Friday, January 27, 2012
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At this point in the election cycle we pretty much know where things stand with the candidates. But where do things stand with the people who will do the voting? We'll have an on-the-ground look from our reporters in Nevada and Nebraska. In Wisconsin, sand fracking is dividing a small town. And the lunar new year is upon us, have you burned money to honor the dead? We'll explore the role of money in Chinese traditions. Plus, we look into what makes many in the Asian community such great savers.
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Posted In: superstition, Savings, prosperity, lai see, li xi, hong bao, Money, luck, chinese, Chinatown
USC professor and East Asian cultural expert Gene Cooper takes us on a money tour of L.A.'s Chinatown, explaining all the trinkets and symbols that foster prosperity.