Marketplace for Thursday, December 12, 2013

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The budget deal getting a vote in the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year. We take stock of what was gained and lost in the sequester experiment, but also look ahead to the remaining eight years of automatic cuts that are still part of the law. Plus, as the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, we look at the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry: How many extra pounds of pork does it produce, and how big is that animal-husbandry antibiotic market? Finally, Instagram users have a new way  to share their photos privately and have text conversations.

Cheap meat: You know you want it

Author and historian Maureen Ogle dives headfirst into the history of American meat production in her new book "In Meat We Trust."
Posted In: meat, livestock, vegetarians

One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?

Thanksgiving is over, but let's give a moment of thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Posted In: Cellphones, mobile phones, airplanes, fcc, Department of Transportation

Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?
Posted In: farm, Agriculture, antibiotics

Instagram Direct and the new economics of chat

Instagram users have a new way to share their photos privately and have text conversations.
Posted In: Snapchat, Twitter, instagram

Budget deal doesn't solve one big thing: The sequester

The budget deal that passed the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year.
Posted In: budget deal

New York, Texas among test sites for commercial drones

Dayton, Ohio competed with two dozen areas around the country to become a federal testing range for commercial drones.
Posted In: drones, Amazon, Ohio, commercial drones

Why do big donors give away millions?

Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

North Dakota's oil boom keeps ambulance services on the run

Dangerous work and long hours combine for a lot of oil-field injuries. Small-town ambulance crews have their hands full.
Posted In: oil boom, North Dakota

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Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Elvis Costello And The Roots
Won't Do
J Dilla
À tout à l'heure
Bibio
I Witness (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Bad Girls
M.I.A.