Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday August 12, 2014

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Not too long ago, Chiquita, the big banana company, made an offer to buy Irish produce giant Fyffes for about half a billion dollars. Now, Chiquita itself is in the sites of potential buyers: two Brazilian companies have made an offer to buy the company. Plus, the FBI is investigating possible civil rights violations after a police officer in suburban St. Louis fatally shot an unarmed teenager this past weekend. 18 year old Michael Brown's death lead to protests and unrest in the town of Ferguson, Missouri, where the shooting occurred. Cases like these hit communities hard -- We take a look at the financial and emotional costs. And going to the movies is kind of an expensive proposition these days. First there's the ticket -- that's around 15 bucks -- and then there are the concessions, which always seem to come with their own brand of sticker shock. Pricey popcorn, though, has long been the main way movie theaters make money. But now many theaters are going a step further to lure audiences.
Payday loan store

Payday lender accused of dodging state laws

Manhattan's District Attorney says company made illegal loans via the web.
Posted In: payday loans, New York City

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Fixing an aging infrastructure can cost billions

Crises like the water-main break at UCLA expose faults in city infrastructure.
Posted In: groundwater, flood, ucla, infrastructure
St. Louis County Law Enforcement

The high price of alleged police misconduct

What's the cost of lawsuits, settlements, or disorder from alleged misconduct?
Posted In: police, settlements, lawsuits

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