Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday April 17, 2014

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The ACA exchanges have been good for business. Both United Healthcare and Blue Cross plan to expand their offerings in 2015, while other top carriers are considering their options. We look at what the giant insurers have in store for ACA, year two. Plus, China's version of Twitter goes public on Nasdaq this Thursday. But there are big concerns over censorship. Nine percent of China's microblogging traffic disappeared last year due to "big brother" concerns.

Pepsi's profits up! But not because of soda

With soda profits flat, PepsiCo finds profit in chips.
Posted In: Pepsi

PODCAST: International business and Ukraine

Diplomats from Ukraine, Russia, the U.S. and the EU are in Geneva
Posted In: ukraine

How "public" is Weibo?

Weibo goes public on Nasdaq as concerns over censorship remain.
Posted In: Weibo, China, censorship

Blind spot: VC and minority business

VCs are more likely to invest if executives are the ethnicity of investors.
Posted In: venture, VC

Legal marijuana creates Denver warehouse shortage

Pot growers bought more than eight football fields of warehouse space
Posted In: marijuana

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A Little Soul
Pete Rock
All For U
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Piranha
Cookin' on 3 Burners
Hard (Instrumentals Hip Hop Rap Rnb 2010)
Master Hit