Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 31, 2014
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Police presence is ramping up before disputed elections in Thailand on Sunday. The government wants to go to the polls anyway despite huge anti-government protests that have been going on since November, while protesters have been taking over polling stations. The unrest is rippling through Thailand's economy, especially tourism -- a big moneymaker for the country. Tax season is upon us. Today is the first day you can file, electronically, or on paper. But is anyone out there eager to fill out all that paperwork? We wanted to know who files first, and why? And, when people talk about Silicon Valley or venture capitalism a question that gets raised a lot is "are we in a bubble"? Traditionally, that means investors are paying more for a company than it's intrinsically worth. One VC says we're in a bubble, but those crazy prices are worth it.
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There’s a lot of chatter out there about who will be named as Microsoft’s next CEO. We wondered what sort of advice people -- not just those who know the Fed but regular folks, too -- might have for Janet Yellen, as she becomes the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. And, this weekend's game is a big opportunity for the pro-pot faction.
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Both teams in Sunday’s game are from states where marijuana is legal.