Marketplace for Friday, May 31, 2013

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Social Security funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He debuted in 1954, will turn 59 in November. Seven years shy of retirement age, Neuman can still expect to collect his full social security payments for 13 years, but what happens after that? You might not know it, but an estimated 8 in 10 woman wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes. On the coasts, we find out how hurrican season will affect your morning orange juice.

The orange economy: Prices shoot up in hurricane season

An orange grower in Florida is not exactly celebrating high orange prices.
Posted In: fruit, oranges, Agriculture

Foster families get the Disney treatment

ABC Family launches "The Fosters," a drama about a family with two moms, one biological son, two adopted foster kids, and a newcomer.
Posted In: foster family, television, families

The NBA's battle of the T-shirts

Lebron James and the Miami Heat are fighting to get back to the NBA Finals. But the Eastern Conference championship series will also be noteworthy for its playoff T-shirts.
Posted In: NBA, marketing, Sports

Wearing the wrong bra size? Jockey has a $60 solution for you

Oprah can vouch for it: an estimated 8 in 10 women wear the wrong bra size. So underwear stalwart Jockey spent eight years developing the solution: a $60 bra that comes in 55 sizes.
Posted In: bra, jockey, clothing

Costa Rica retirement not always tropical paradise

Americans retirees are drawn to Costa Rica's biodiversity, political stability, and cheap health care.
Posted In: Retirement, costa rica

Alfred E. Neuman might need to worry -- about Social Security

Social Security trust funds will dry up in 2033. So what does this mean for the chronically unworried, like say, Alfred E. Neuman of Mad Magazine fame? He will turn 59 in November -- seven years shy of retirement age.
Posted In: Social Security, mad magazine, Retirement

Volatile markets and mixed economic data

The Weekly Wrap covers the ups and downs of the past week in economic news.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

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Pro Choice (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Dr. Banard [Explicit]
Suff Daddy
Lose Yourself to Dance
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams
Last Night At The Jetty
Panda Bear
Windows
Broken Bells