Marketplace for Friday, January 24, 2014
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Emerging markets are in turmoil today, but none more so than Argentina. The country’s currency dropped 11 percent against the dollar yesterday, and the country’s economic situation is now so dire that some experts are predicting 30 percent inflation this year alone. Plus, as the Obama considers how to regulate the new legal marijuana business, they are encouraging them to put their money into banks. We ask: If marijuana money isn't in banks now, where is it? And finally, the FDA is getting ready to overhaul nutrition labels for the first time in 20 years. How does what’s on that little box of numbers drive what food companies make -- and what we eat?
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans
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Posted In: office behavior, coworking
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Posted In: marijuana
The Obama administration is considering regulations that will encourage banks to take legal marijuana business money. What are those businesses doing now, if they can’t deposit into banks?
Posted In: food labels, calorie, FDA
And that might change the food itself
Posted In: Argentina, inflation
It's not really a shock that Argentina is in such a perilous state. What's surprising is it too this long for things to go wrong.