Marketplace for Tuesday, December 24, 2013
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Toys R Us is staying open for 87 straight hours for last minute shoppers. Also, do people with birthdays on Christmas really get fewer presents? Marketplace’s Adriene Hill went in search of the answer. Plus, it’s been a monster year for companies going public, and that means this holiday season the newly-rich employees of those companies will have to manage their friends and families gift expectations. Finally, Ukraine, one of Europe's biggest countries, has been courted by east and west - the European Union offered Ukraine an historic free trade deal, Russia wants Kiev to join ITS economic bloc.
Posted In: IPO, Twitter
Things can get a little awkward this time of year for the newly-rich, as certain friends and family members raise their holiday gift expectations.
Posted In: Rana Plaza, garment factory
Families of victims of the fire, and survivors, could receive an average of $25,000 from a new compensation fund. How far does that go in Bangladesh?