Marketplace Morning Report for Friday July 04, 2014

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Metro trains
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Transit fares are going up this summer in a few different cities. We look at where the fare increases are, why operating costs are rising and why fares alone aren't enough to keep transit systems economically viable. Plus, data from credit service Experian shows Americans are paying down their credit card debt slowly, but some states are finding it more difficult than others. People who live in Alaska, New Jersey, and Connecticut hold the highest balances. We find out what factors contribute to people in certain states holding more credit card debt. And after, a defining sight in the booming oil fields of North Dakota is flames flaring from the top of wells -- burning off natural gas that escapes during pumping. It's a big waste of energy, and money. 
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Movie and TV studios save money by renting dead animals.
Posted In: hollywood, animals
BART

Here comes yet another increase in transit fares

We look at where transit fare increases are and why operating costs are rising.
Posted In: Transit, gas prices
Hess Gas Plant in Tioga

North Dakota oil wells drain energy and money

Fracking oil wells burn off as much a third of the natural gas they release.
Posted In: big oil, fracking, North Dakota

With credit card debt, not all states are equal

What factors contribute to people in certain states holding more credit card debt?
Posted In: credit card debt

Before Facebook, there was Tuskegee and Milgram

How research ethics rules came to be. Dramatically.
Posted In: Facebook, research, psychology

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Black Night
Holly Golightly

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