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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 29, 2013
Nov 29, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 29, 2013

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The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. has evolved from the day get a jump on shopping into something larger. This "mission creep" involves other types of businesses glomming onto the sense that if you are going to spend money, why not today? There's just been a groundbreaking for a four billion dollar railway from the port of Mombasa in Kenya to the capital Nairobi. It's the first phase of a massive rail project that could directly affect the economies of five East and Central African countries. And, hydraulic fracturing or fracking uses chemicals injected into the ground to break fossil fuel free from rock. Environmental concerns continue to swirl around the technique, even as the resulting fuel is moving the U.S. away from its energy dependence on the Middle East. And, fracking uses a lot of chemicals which delights the chemical industry.

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No GrainCorp for ADM

Nov 29, 2013
Australia has rejected a $2.6 billion bid by Archer Daniels Midland -- to buy one of Australia’s largest grain companies.

Kenyan rail project could be a boon to several African nations

Nov 29, 2013
A massive rail project could have a major impact on the economies of five African countries.

Some hotels and restaurants piggyback on Black Friday mania

Nov 29, 2013
Black Friday discounts extend beyond flat-screen TVs, cashmere sweaters, toys and stocking stuffers

Chemical and plastics industries love fracking

Nov 29, 2013
Cheap natural gas has made the U.S. one of the cheapest places to make plastics.

Insurance companies prepare for their Obamacare deadline

Nov 29, 2013
The White House's self-imposed deadline for healthcare.gov to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday

Quiz: How much are the Fortune 500 companies making?

Nov 29, 2013
In 2012, how many of the Fortune 500 companies individually generated $10 billion or more in profits?

PODCAST: Heathcare.gov is supposed to work by tomorrow

Nov 29, 2013
The White House's self-imposed deadline for healthcare.gov to be "working smoothly" for the "vast majority of users" is Saturday. Australia has rejected a $2.6 billion bid by Archer Daniels Midland -- to buy one of Australia’s largest grain companies. And, Globalist Quiz time.

The day after Thanksgiving in the U.S. has evolved from the day get a jump on shopping into something larger. This “mission creep” involves other types of businesses glomming onto the sense that if you are going to spend money, why not today? There’s just been a groundbreaking for a four billion dollar railway from the port of Mombasa in Kenya to the capital Nairobi. It’s the first phase of a massive rail project that could directly affect the economies of five East and Central African countries. And, hydraulic fracturing or fracking uses chemicals injected into the ground to break fossil fuel free from rock. Environmental concerns continue to swirl around the technique, even as the resulting fuel is moving the U.S. away from its energy dependence on the Middle East. And, fracking uses a lot of chemicals which delights the chemical industry.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC