Marketplace for Monday, December 30, 2013
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The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics -- in particular, that major transportation hubs are more likely to be targeted. Terrorism fears could put a major economic dent in Russia's Olympic plans. Next, if you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebees in New York, they will hook you up for a mere $375 a head. New Year’s Eve is big business for restaurants and party spaces. Also, week look back at the stories of 2013 from China that’ll be important to understanding China next year: air pollution plus China’s hangover from 3 decades of economic growth. And finally, the once-phenomenally profitable orange juice business is being squeezed by a bunch of little bacteria.
Posted In: medicaid, prison, health care
At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.