Marketplace for Monday, March 24, 2014

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Russians actions are unacceptable, says President Obama, and if the situation escalates, we need to be prepared to impose a greater cost. But what is that cost, exactly, and if sanctions escalate – what will that eventually cost the US? Plus: The importance of reported talks between Apple and Comcast lies in what a partnership would deliver: a streaming service with cable TV’s high picture quality and streaming’s large selection and ease of use via apps. And: The Exxon Valdez was the perfect dramatic disaster to call attention to environmental risks, yet 25 years later it stands out principally as … the perfect dramatic illustration of continuing environmental risks.

New contact lenses have night-vision capability

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The impact of sanctions against Russia

President Obama said Russia will have to "pay" more if things don’t change. Pay what?
Posted In: Russia, sanctions

25 years after the Exxon Valdez crisis, we've learned...?

It was a dramatic disaster to call attention to environmental risks, and 25 years later it stands out as an stark reminder of continuing environmental risks.
Posted In: Exxon, oil spill

Apple + Comcast = ?

A partnership could create a streaming service with cable TV’s high picture quality, streaming’s large selection, and easy to use apps.
Posted In: apple, Comcast

Will you get rich? Your last name may tell you

A new book says surnames can tell us a lot about our social status
Posted In: surnames

Millennials at work: Young and callow, like their parents

Complaining about the work habits of the young goes back to the ancients.
Posted In: Millenials

Diabetes' new frontier: China

Hundreds of millions of Chinese have moved to the city, leaving behind farmer’s diets.
Posted In: China, diabetes, obesity

Grab your coat, we're going to the frozen food aisle

Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Posted In: frozen foods

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