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Marketplace for Friday July 4, 2014

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Ready to watch some fireworks this Independence Day? Even if they're banned in your neighborhood, you'll probably still see and hear a few. According to the American Pyrotechnics Association, most states have restrictions on large types of firework. So how come there are still so many things that go bang in the night? Youth Radio takes us into the black market of fireworks. And, July 4th is one of the top weekends for American beer brands. But as Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman reports shifting habits among beer drinkers may mean that won't be true for too much longer. Also, in the next installment of the series "I've always wondered", Golda Arthur looks into what it's like to be a day trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

July 4th is a big beer holiday

Beer sales have been flagging for the big breweries, although craft beers are soaring.
Posted In: Fourth of July, beer, craft beer

Teacher tenure under fire

There's a new challenge to teacher tenure laws in New York.
Posted In: teachers, tenure

Fast food just got even faster

Ordering McDonald's ahead of time? There's now an app for that, too.
Posted In: fast food, apps

China levies bribery charges against British drugmaker

The Chinese government has detained GSK's China chief over corruption charges.
Posted In: China, fraud, bribery

Why do they still have floor traders at the NYSE?

Robots do most of the trading. So what's up with the folks in blue jackets?
Posted In: new york stock exchange, automated trading, Wall Street

Fireworks spark up a black market economy

Illegal firework trafficking is low priority for police, but not for firefighters.
Posted In: fireworks, Fourth of July, Youth Radio

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Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
Calm Down (feat. Eminem) [Explicit]
Busta Rhymes
Andy
Last Dinosaurs
God Made the World
Cold Cave
The World Is Watching
Two Door Cinema Club