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with Kai Ryssdal

Marketplace for Monday, November 19, 2012

There's optimism that a congressional compromise to avoid tripping over the fiscal cliff is all but a done deal. So what's changed? Cranberries are big business in Massachusetts, but climate change is forcing growers there to rethink operations. The juggernaut that is Black Friday just keeps growing. And now it has extended beyond just sweaters and electronics. Plus, the oil boom in North Dakota has brought thousands of workers to the state, but there's not a lot to do except work. So one promoter brought mixed martial-arts fights to town.

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