Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 24, 2014

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It's been a dizzying 24 hours in Argentina. The South American country's economy currency plummeted 19 percent versus the U.S. It seems to be stabilized this morning at 7.9, down more than 8 percent from a day ago. Few in Argentina will forget the turbulence a little over a decade ago, with the currency swings that came Argentina defaulted on its debts. And at this Sunday's Grammy Awards, the rich stars can handle the expensive gown and the cost of the glamour squad for hair, make up, limo. But for what you might call an "emerging" artist, there's added stress of finding the cash to keep up with the established music elite. 

Advertising on the Grammys 'second screen'

Last year 28 million people watched the Grammys on TV. But more and more, some of the action and the ads will be happening on the so-called second screen.
Posted In: Grammys, advertising

Qualcomm snaps up patents

Qualcomm has bought close to 2,000 patents from Hewlett Packard.
Posted In: Qualcomm

PODCAST: The legal marijuana industry's banking problem

Banks are reluctant -- or, in most cases unwilling, -- to do business with the marijuana industry. Railroads are shipping less coal, while they're sending packed supply trains to the oil fracking fields of North Dakota. And, less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished.

An economic storm in Argentina

The value of the peso had plummeted before stabilizing this morning.
Posted In: Argentina

5 months before the World Cup, half the venues aren't finished

Less than five months before Brazil's World Cup kicks off, 6 out of 12 venues are still unfinished.
Posted In: World Cup, brazil

Banks don't want to hold marijuana industry's stash

Banks are reluctant -- in most cases unwilling -- to do business with the marijuana industry.
Posted In: marijuana, Banks

Railroads' earnings -- and their freight -- show where the economy's heading

Railroads are shipping less coal, while they're sending packed supply trains to the oil fracking fields of North Dakota.
Posted In: railroad

Happy Birthday, Apple Macintosh, on your 30th

Even if you never had a Mac, the innovations in computing it introduced 30 years ago have changed your digital experience
Posted In: apple, macintosh

Great Wall of Wyoming? This week's Silicon Tally

How closely have you been following this week's tech news? Take the quiz and put your knowledge to the test.
Posted In: silicon tally

Strutting in style at the Grammys doesn't come cheap

The dress, the hair, the limo -- even if you're not a star (yet), it's part of the cost of breaking into the music business.
Posted In: Grammys, mobility

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Camera One
Karminsky Experience Inc.
A Mother (For Your Mind)
The Herbaliser
Golden Rough
The Bamboos
I Don't Want This Groove to Ever End
Ltj Xperience

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