Marketplace for Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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President Obama will give his State of the Union speech tonight. North Korea tests another nuclear weapon, but how can the impoverished country afford to be a nuclear state? Leaders of the International Olympic Committee have dropped wrestling from the 2020 games. Dan Gorenstein takes a look into the profits made by stores that cater to doomsday preppers and bad weather survivalists. Author Jess Walters talks about his new series of stories that delves into the recession-era America. And Sylvester Monroe reports from Chicago, on the eruption of violence in the city.
Posted In: State of the Union
We read between the lines of President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in this annotated transcript
Posted In: North Korea, nuclear
Thanks to the sale of underground goods, the country can devote a third of its resources to developing its military and weapons programs.
Jess Walter's new book of short stories "We Live in Water" chronicles those who are down on their luck.
Posted In: Chicago, public housing, gun violence
Experts say public housing policy is just one factor in the violence that troubles Chicago's poor neighborhoods.
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