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A trip into the metaverse

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Kai Ryssdal explores a simulated conference room using a virtual reality headset. Screenshot/Marketplace

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Segments From this episode

Why OPEC might decide to take a break from its alliance with Russia

by Andy Uhler Jun 1, 2022
Russia is the world's third-largest oil producer — such a decision won't be made lightly.

Job openings are still near record highs — and still outnumber applicants

by Meghan McCarty Carino Jun 1, 2022
There are almost two job openings for every unemployed person.

Is this what the “metaverse” looks like?

by Kai Ryssdal and Maria Hollenhorst Jun 1, 2022
“Marketplace” host Kai Ryssdal takes a guided tour of a virtual world.

Industry shakeup signals change for grocery delivery

by Kristin Schwab Jun 1, 2022
More people have gone back to shopping in person, but some pandemic behaviors have stuck.

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