Marketplace for Friday, January 25, 2013
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David Gura pays a visit and reports from inside a Virginia gun store. Twitter’s newest service lets users post six-second videos, but some are complaining that's too short. Apple's latest supplier responsibility report goes deeper than ever into its Chinese supply chain. We look into whether the legal costs in the fight between Barbie and Bratz has been worth it. The European Union’s market for carbon emissions credits is crashing, but the EU isn’t ready to bail it out. And Las Vegas oddsmaker Jimmy Vaccaro talks about proposition bets related to the Super Bowl.
Posted In: bets, Super Bowl, Entertainment, gambling
You can get odds on more than the score and game play during the Super Bowl. These proposition bets, or prop bets, let you wager on everything from the Super Bowl going into overtime, to Beyonce's hairstyle at halftime.
Posted In: Foxconn, apple, China, factory, The People Behind Your iPad
The report on supplier responsibility from Apple indicates progress on working conditions and excessive overtime requirements at the tech giant's Chinese suppliers, including its largest supplier, Foxconn. But the report also revealed one supplier was employing child workers.
Posted In: guns, Virginia
Gun stores are busy since the school massacre in Newtown, Conn., revived concern about gun laws. Shops like Blue Ridge Arsenal in Virginia are sold out of some models, but are a gathering place for training and target shooting.
Posted In: carbon emissions, carbon credits, Europe
Europe has the largest market for carbon permits in the world. The idea is, the more a company has to pay for permits to pollute, the greater incentive it has to reduce pollution. But the economic slowdown has greatly reduced the cost of permits.
Posted In: Hunger Games, public radio
A thought for a Friday: If you had a public radio Hunger Games, who would win?