Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 3, 2014

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The newly-installed Prime Minister of Ukraine said just now a military conflict in the country would ruin regional stabilty. He also says the new government has no intention of nationalizing private companies. However a key part of that country is now under the authority of the Russian military. And, Americans bought fewer cars than expected this winter, despite big incentive programs from manufacturers and retailers. So GM and Ford will extend offers through March. Plus, Puerto Rico will raise $3.5 billion via a bond issue next month. But Puerto Rico is $70 billion in debt, and the bond money will only keep the island afloat for a short period.

A look at ABC's Oscars streaming SNAFU

So how did it go when ABC tried streaming the Oscars live online for the first time? Get your popcorn ready.
Posted In: 2014 Academy Awards, Oscars, film, streaming tv

PODCAST: Markets react to Ukraine

We look at the economics of Russia's military moves in Ukraine. And, car sales lagged as winter weather put a chill on car buyers, so automakers are letting their discounts run a little longer.
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, cars

Can shipping containers solve London's housing crisis?

Rent for old steel containers costs just $400 per month.
Posted In: London, Housing, shipping

The economics of Russia's moves in Ukraine

With Russia seizing control in Southern Ukraine, some of the geo-economics of the tension.
Posted In: ukraine, Crimea, Russia

Cold, snowy winter brings hot deals on cars

Endless snowstorms, freezing cold, and an uncertain economy has car sales skidding off the road in 2014. So carmakers are extending their incentive programs.
Posted In: car sales, Ford, GM

Is Puerto Rico the new Greece?

Puerto Rico is issuing $3.5 billion worth of bonds this month and investors are hungry to buy.
Posted In: bonds, Puerto Rico

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Which One Of You Jerks Drank My Arnold Palmer
Funki Porcini
Refried Food
Vibrations followed by Poisoned Apples (Interlude)
Para One
Storm Returns (A Prefuse/Tommy Guerrero Interlude)
Prefuse 73

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