Marketplace for Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Two stories about chickens in today's show: First, how it makes economic sense to ship chicken carcasses to China for processing into nuggets that are then shipped back to the U.S. The question is key because the Agriculture Department just announced that it has approved four Chinese chicken processors to ship meat to the U.S. Also, the McDonald's Dollar Menu -- including chicken nuggets -- is … evolving.  The company is testing a version that includes items priced at  $1, $2 and even $5. Finally, we get a first look at some pricing of health care under the Obamacare overhaul.

Stacey Vanek Smith, this is your data profile

Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith delves into the world of data mining and comes face to face with her data profile.
Posted In: data mining, marketing, Retail

Why we still need Fashion Week

Another fall also means it is time for yet another Fashion Week.
Posted In: fashion, Fashion Week, New York City

Fill up your gas tank, pay off your car loan

The maker of a three-wheeled vehicle wants to get rid of the monthly car payment altogether.
Posted In: Auto, car, Elio, low-income

Farming that puts Google maps to shame

Technology that comes from a company in Sioux Falls is helping farmers do more with less in a high-tech way.
Posted In: farming, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, technology

Just how much will Obamacare cost you?

The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with a survey of the cost and coverage of Obamacare plans that will be available in 17 states and Washington, D.C.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, health care

Chickenomics and the offshoring of your nuggets

The economics behind shipping chicken carcasses to China for processing: it keeps open the China market for chicken feet.
Posted In: McDonald's, chicken processing

The $5 menu? Doesn't have the same ring to it

McDonald's is exploring tweaking their Dollar Menu to include items priced at $1, $2 and even $5.
Posted In: McDonald's, dollar menu, fast food

Shoot down that drone! Colorado town to issue permits

The Denver Post says a thousand people have applied for the permit.
Posted In: drones

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Pyramids [Explicit]
Frank Ocean
Hide And Seek
Imogen Heap
Strange Chemistry
Sackcloth Fashion
Who
David Byrne & St. Vincent