Marketplace for Monday May 26, 2014

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One in three babies are born by Cesarian section in the U.S., but the rates of C-sections vary widely by state, and even by hospital. Gigi Douban reports on how a call by the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology for fewer C-sections may play out. Meanwhile, Facebook has just announced new gender options. Users can now change their profiles to identify as transgender, transsexual, trans-feminine and many more; there are a lot of options. And for companies, making the choice to recognize, and, even showcase different lifestyles is becoming popular. And, Marketplace guest host David Gura talks about beer and business with Steve Hindy, co-founder of The Brooklyn Brewery. 
number of first time home buyers remains low

Where have all the first time home buyers gone?

One answer: nearly half of all home sales go to all-cash buyers
Posted In: home buying, Housing

Why a lot of military vets like farming

Many veterans come from rural regions. For those with PTSD, farming can help ground them.
Posted In: farming, veterans

Starting the craft beer revolution

Author and co-founder of the Brooklyn Brewery talks the start of the craft beer trend.

Showcasing different lifestyles through advertising

For companies, making the choice to recognize, and, even showcase different lifestyles is becoming popular.
Posted In: advertising, transgender
Fair Trade

Study: Fairtrade doesn't always yield highest wages

A UK report says coffee grown under Fairtrade conventions doesn't always yield the highest wages for farmers.
Posted In: Fair trade, farming

Inside the economics of the delivery room

New guidelines for doctors urge fewer C-sections and more natural births.
Posted In: birth, hospitals

Doctors to test suspended animation

"We don't like to call it suspended animation because it sounds like science fiction."

Why the legend of the cupcake is mostly myth

David Sax, author of "The Tastemakers", shatters illusions about the cupcake fad
Posted In: cupcakes, Magnolia Bakery, food trends

A stroll across the Golden Gate Bridge

Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Posted In: Golden Gate bridge

Music from this show

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Oh Detroit, Lift Up Your Weary Head! (Rebuild! Restore! Reconsider!)
Sufjan Stevens
The Impression That I Get [Explicit]
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Disparate Youth
Addis ababa
Mexico 68

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