Marketplace for Thursday, February 14, 2013
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Valentine's Day aside, the price of a rose hasn’t increased in decades. We take a look at what’s behind the floral price fixing. Meanwhile, Robert Schmitz reports on spending the Chinese New Year on the Street of Eternal Happiness with Zhang Naisun, one of the more than 300 million Chinese who live on less than two dollars a day. And Die Hard 5 is out today. Grantland’s Wesley Morris talks about why Die Hard is such an endless franchise, and why action heroes are so geriatric this season.
Posted In: Chinese New Year, homeless
Chinese New Year is a time when most Chinese return home to celebrate with their families. We meet one homeless man who spends his New Year begging for change on the Street of Eternal Happiness.
Posted In: Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway, Heinz ketchup
Berkshire Hathaway and partners make a $28 Billion deal for H.J. Heinz.
Posted In: tesla, New York Times
Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk is challenging a recent New York Times article that says the latest Tesla model failed a test drive from Washington, D.C., to Boston.
Posted In: guns, New York
A handful of gun manufacturers have reacted to strict gun laws by refusing to do business with the police in those jurisdictions.
Posted In: Time Warner, magazines
Time Warner and Meredith may combine their women-oriented titles, which have held up as print editions.