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Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2014

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As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects. The Russian currency, the ruble, has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar and the Euro.  Plus: Apple and car manufacturers now let drivers use their iPhones to make calls, play music, get directions with a touch or a voice command. Apple's "CarPlay" technology comes this week to Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars. Android is also going after the car. We navigate the tech war in your car dashboard. Finally, new sulfur emission rules coming from the EPA throw a spotlight on cost-benefit analysis: weighing immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.

Trying the #fakeSXSW generator

They try so hard to lure you in
Posted In: sxsw

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.
Posted In: EPA, smog

Not quite a driverless car, but close

Tech companies have begun to team up with car manufacturers to figure out how to get smart phones into our vehicles.
Posted In: iPhone, driverless cars

In Crimea, fears of violence

The arrival of Russian troops in Crimea have increased tensions in the region.

Russia's economy isn't doing so well, either

As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects.
Posted In: Russia, ukraine

That creepy eye on the back of the dollar bill, explained

You've seen it a million times without really looking at it. What is that doing there?
Posted In: dollar bill

A whole day to focus on grammar

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Tapping the money behind maple syrup

Behind the sweet stuff is a multi-million dollar industry, black markets, and OPEC-like regulation.
Posted In: maple syrup

Your cherished antique may not be very valuable

Antique American furniture has lost its appeal, and prices for anything not the best have plunged
Posted In: antiques, furniture

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Reality
RJD2
Nothin' [Vinyl]
Avant Gardener
Courtney Barnett