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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Jan 21, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says some of that bad air people breath in the American West is imported from China. A lot of the imported pollution has been specifically identified as coming from factories in eastern China that make goods purchased by Americans, which is raising fascinating questions about who is really to blame for the bad air. The annual meeting of The World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the big items on the agenda is inequality. And, around two dozen countries have made the move from paper bills to plastic. But in the U.S., we take our time before messing with our money. 

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Inequality on the docket at World Economic Forum in Davos

Jan 21, 2014
The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicks off this week, in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the items on the agenda is inequality.

Plastic money: bills that defy crumpling, boiling and counterfeiting

Jan 21, 2014
Buy a $5 Canadian bill -- it's polymer base makes it fun to torture and almost impossible to destroy.

Bollywood booms in U.S. and overseas

Jan 21, 2014
Action thriller 'Dhoom 3' has made more than $8 million at the U.S. box office, and it's in Hindi.

American pollution: Made in China

Jan 21, 2014
There's a hidden cost to buying goods manufactured in China -- pollution in western North America.

What growing global oil thirst means for economy

Jan 21, 2014
A new International Energy Agency report out Tuesday says global oil demand will rise by 1.3 million barrels per day this year.

PODCAST: Oil demand booming

Jan 21, 2014
A new IEA report out Tuesday says global oil demand will rise by 1.3 million barrels per day this year. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicks off this week, in Davos. One of the items on the agenda is inequality. And, the JOBS Act will promote equity investing through crowdfunding.

A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says some of that bad air people breath in the American West is imported from China. A lot of the imported pollution has been specifically identified as coming from factories in eastern China that make goods purchased by Americans, which is raising fascinating questions about who is really to blame for the bad air. The annual meeting of The World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the big items on the agenda is inequality. And, around two dozen countries have made the move from paper bills to plastic. But in the U.S., we take our time before messing with our money. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC