Feb 19, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, February 19, 2016

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This weekend, Marketplace's Scott Tong looks at how erratic oil prices have impacted life on the ground in Venezuela; the Dinner Party Download's Brendan Francis Newnam gets you prepped for your Oscar party; and Marketplace Weekend listeners chime in on…

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Local Money: Austin battles with Uber and Lyft

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Oscar Parties 101

Feb 19, 2016
Worried about throwing a good Oscar's party? We've got you covered.
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This weekend, Marketplace’s Scott Tong looks at how erratic oil prices have impacted life on the ground in Venezuela; the Dinner Party Download’s Brendan Francis Newnam gets you prepped for your Oscar party; and Marketplace Weekend listeners chime in on their most impulsive purchases.