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PODCAST: Matchmaking in Mexico

Feb 3, 2014
The new Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is going on a trade mission to Mexico to find new business partners to match with U.S. companies. And, investing in iPads to help schoolchildren learn carries some costs that may be getting overlooked.
Posted In: podcast, Mexico, Olympics, iPad

Global crimefighters on edge at the Olympics

Feb 3, 2014
The International Olympic Committee has a $20 million contract with Interpol to police doping, match-fixing and corrupt gambling
Posted In: Olympics

U.S. Olympic Ski Team 'lives high, trains low'

Jan 28, 2014
Marketplace Tech talks with Jim Stray-Gundersen, who advises Team USA and pumps nitrogen into athletes’ bedrooms to boost their performance.
Posted In: Olympics, Gaming the System

Will NBC be hurt by Lindsey Vonn's injury?

Jan 7, 2014
Much of the value in the Olympics comes when the winners show up on the Today show the next morning and drive ratings.
Posted In: Olympics, Winter Olympics, Sochi

Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.
Posted In: Sochi, Olympics, Russia, Chechen

Putin will pardon jailed oil tycoon Khodorkovsky

Dec 19, 2013
Russian President,Vladimir Putin, vows to pardon a former political enemy who was once Russia's richest man.
Posted In: Russia, Vladimir Putin, Olympics, Mikhail Khodorkovsky

'PRISM on steroids': Russia amps up surveillance ahead of Olympics

Oct 8, 2013
Attention all athletes and visitors to the Winter Olympics in Sochi: someone is listening to you.
Posted In: Russia, Olympics, surveillance

The economics of winning an Olympics

Sep 6, 2013
Does a bidding country’s economy factor into whether it gets to host the Olympic games?
Posted In: Olympics, turkey, Japan, spain

Tijuana and San Diego try to move past the border

Jun 4, 2013
The two cities, long divided by a border fence, are now marketing themselves as a unified economic region.
Posted In: Tijuana, San Diego, Olympics, U.S. - Mexican border

Will baseball be at the next Olympics? Not likely

May 28, 2013
Wrestling may be out, rock climbing may be in. But Major League Baseball doesn't want to take time out of its regular season to play in the Olympics.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, Olympics

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