Marketplace for Tuesday July 29, 2014

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Competitive swimming
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A new round of European sanctions against Russia, announced today, may also hurt US businesses that operate in Russia or have interests there. We consider the possible impact on these firms. Plus, it's looking increasingly likely that Argentina will default on some of its bonds. So what happens then? Will Argentina be consumed by hellfire? Will fear of contagion freeze the global financial markets and plunge us into another recession? Or will it be business as usual in the global bond market? Also, according to a report by the Urban Institute that came out this week, around 77 million have debt in collections. We look at what happens when a bill goes to collection, and what happens to the people who owe money.
Marketplace refrigerator

Our big fat American refrigerators

American refrigerators are bigger, cost more and they're making us fat.
Posted In: refrigerators, big, China, Europe

What happens if Argentina defaults?

It’s looking increasingly likely that Argentina will default on some of its bonds.
Posted In: Argentina, bad debt, debt
Debt collections

1 in 3 Americans has past due debt

What what happens if your debt goes into collection?
Posted In: bad debt, collection, bills

New sanctions against Russia could hurt US firms

So far, the US hasn't been hit too hard.
Posted In: Russia, sanctions, ukraine
Misha Neal

Competitive swimming struggles to stay afloat

Parents and kids often overlook swimming when choosing an organized sport.
Posted In: swimming, Sports, competition, kids

Gag rules: illegal, but alive and well

Nancy Koehn of Harvard Business School on the NLRA.
Posted In: NLRA, salary, gag rule, Equal Pay Act

Refrigerators are running in China

Nicola Twilley talks about China's huge refrigeration boom.
Posted In: China, refrigerators, Food

ERs are still busy, Affordable Care Act and all

But it's not clear how much is left to change.
Posted In: ER, ACA, Obamacare, medicaid, Ohio

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Black Balloons
Local Natives
You're Not Good Enough
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Smith Westerns
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Flying Lotus

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