Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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An annual report examining health in the U.S. count-by-county looked for the first time at factors like housing, transportation and food insecurity. We explain the links between these factors and overall health. Plus, with the IPO of King Digital, we take a look at the company's strategy of making dozens of games that are free to download but have in-game costs. Also, a conversation with philanthropist George Soros about his new book, "The Tragedy of the European Union." And these days, you may be asking, "Where's the beef"? A 10% increase in sales of chicken over beef indicates that consumers are not only put off by the high prices of red meat, but also the health benefits of staying away.

PODCAST: Facebook buys Oculus, and its headaches

Orders for durable goods are up. And, the first time in more than a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
Posted In: Facebook, Oculus VR, chicken, durable goods

Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
Posted In: Occulus, virtual reality, motion sickness

America's game of chicken

For the first time in 100 years, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
Posted In: chicken, beef

The sweet smell of King Digital's Candy Crush success

As King Digital tries to raise about $500 million in IPO, we look at the company's strategy
Posted In: Candy Crush, IPO

Traffic and unemployment are making you sick

We know smoking affects health. How about traffic and unemployment?
Posted In: Traffic, Unemployment, Health

George Soros: U.S. could tap oil reserves to punish Russia

The investor says the U.S. could use oil as leverage in its dispute with Putin
Posted In: ukraine, George Soros, Vladimir Putin, Oil, Barack Obama