Marketplace for Monday, February 24, 2014

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The Obama administration wants to shrink the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II. Plus, airlines and travelers are increasingly antsy about the screening drill at airports, and the TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids for new screening machines. We look at the hang-up in getting people through airports quickly – is it technology, or the cost? And: Netflix breaks down and pays Comcast directly for faster access. Who’s next to collect -- Verizon, AT&T? More to the point, who picks up the check? Us?

Dial 777-FILM no more: Moviefone shuts down

The once-innovative film service goes on hiatus -- without an end date
Posted In: Moviefone, film, movies

Would you bid on a $1,200 bottle of beer?

Raising paddles for classic ales, stouts, and IPAs at Skinner auction house.
Posted In: beer, auctions, craft beer

Zello: An app for protestors

Venezuelans turn to a more private messaging system than Twitter or Facebook
Posted In: Zello, protests

Ukraine's new government will face old economic challenges

Peace has returned to the streets of Kiev after last week's violent clashe,s but new interim President Oleksander Turchinov faces turbulent economic times ahead.
Posted In: ukraine, European Union

Why do gas prices end in 9/10 of a cent?

...and everything else you've ever wondered about gas stations.
Posted In: gas, gas stations

TSA wants faster security screening at airports, too

The TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids on new screening machines.
Posted In: TSA, air lines

Will Netflix customers pick up the tab?

Netflix breaks down and pays Comcast directly for faster access. Who’s next to collect -- Verizon, AT&T? More to the point, who picks up the check? Us?
Posted In: netflix, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, net neutrality

Proposed Defense budget decreases Army levels

The Army may end up at its smallest level since 1940.
Posted In: Army, military, military spending

Celebrating the pantry staples

Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Posted In: canned food

Love the ice cream truck? Thank inventor Fred Jones

After Fred Jones lost a truckload of overheated chickens, he invented the refrigerated truck. Jones was self-taught, but took out 60 patents in his lifetime.
Posted In: black history month

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War Zone
Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.
Changes Are No Good (Album Version)
The Stills
Digital Love
Daft Punk