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Marketplace Weekend for Friday, November 4, 2016
Nov 3, 2016

Marketplace Weekend for Friday, November 4, 2016

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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, an election-themed long and short, a look at how politics influence the foods we eat, and a check-in with mayors around the country about their local economies. Plus, we answer listener's lingering questions about the economy before they vote. 

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Big Food spends big money on the candidates

Nov 3, 2016
Donations usually favor Republicans, but this year Democrats lead 2 to 1.
Food and agriculture companies traditionally donate to the Republican presidential candidate. But this year, it's different.
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7-Eleven invites customers to 'Cast their Cups'

Nov 4, 2016
Once again, people are wearing their political affiliations on their coffee sleeves. For the past five election cycles, 7-Eleven has offered its “7-Election: coffee promotion, where customers can buy a red “Republican” or blue “Democrat” coffee cup to show support for their political party and election candidate. Throughout the promotion, which began on Aug. 31 […]
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Mayors around the country weigh in before the election

Nov 4, 2016
They share their concerns about the economy.
Traber thinks Corvallis, Oregon, will go with Clinton, while Carter-King thinks a Trump majority is likely in Gillette, Wyoming.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

The Conversation: holiday travel

Do you have tips or tricks?
Traveling during the holidays can be daunting. How do you make it bearable?
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On this episode of Marketplace Weekend, an election-themed long and short, a look at how politics influence the foods we eat, and a check-in with mayors around the country about their local economies. Plus, we answer listener’s lingering questions about the economy before they vote.