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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Mar 26, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

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An annual report examining health in the U.S. count-by-county looked for the first time at factors like housing, transportation and food insecurity. We explain the links between these factors and overall health. Plus, with the IPO of King Digital, we take a look at the company's strategy of making dozens of games that are free to download but have in-game costs. Also, a conversation with philanthropist George Soros about his new book, "The Tragedy of the European Union." And these days, you may be asking, "Where's the beef"? A 10% increase in sales of chicken over beef indicates that consumers are not only put off by the high prices of red meat, but also the health benefits of staying away.

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George Soros: U.S. could tap oil reserves to punish Russia

Mar 26, 2014
The investor says the U.S. could use oil as leverage in its dispute with Putin

Traffic and unemployment are making you sick

Mar 26, 2014
We know smoking affects health. How about traffic and unemployment?

The sweet smell of King Digital's Candy Crush success

Mar 26, 2014
As King Digital tries to raise about $500 million in IPO, we look at the company's strategy

America's game of chicken

Mar 26, 2014
For the first time in 100 years, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
Ariane Daguin demonstrates the proper way to carve a chicken. Daguin is the CEO of D'Artagnan, a company that supplies organic, free range chickens to grocery stores and restaurants.
Stacey Vanek Smith

Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

Mar 26, 2014
Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
With FOMO lurking about, people are finding unique ways to enjoy virtual reality.
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images

PODCAST: Facebook buys Oculus, and its headaches

Mar 26, 2014
Orders for durable goods are up. And, the first time in more than a century, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.

An annual report examining health in the U.S. count-by-county looked for the first time at factors like housing, transportation and food insecurity. We explain the links between these factors and overall health. Plus, with the IPO of King Digital, we take a look at the company’s strategy of making dozens of games that are free to download but have in-game costs. Also, a conversation with philanthropist George Soros about his new book, “The Tragedy of the European Union.” And these days, you may be asking, “Where’s the beef”? A 10% increase in sales of chicken over beef indicates that consumers are not only put off by the high prices of red meat, but also the health benefits of staying away.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC