Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 27, 2014
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It's a sea of red, red, and more red if you're looking out at emerging markets this morning, with numbers like -2 percent. What's going on? Just over 3 years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, kicking off the Arab Spring. Much of the revolution had its roots in economic instability. This weekend, Tunisia adopted a new, more progressive constitution. We take a look at the economic challenges it's still facing as it rebuilds. And, coffee prices are at a 6 and a half year low. Great news for coffee lovers, right? Well, maybe not.
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Posted In: Education, charter schools
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Posted In: Obamacare, ACA
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Posted In: coffee, commodities
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Posted In: Tunisia, Arab Spring
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