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Marketplace for 7/23/13 – Yo quiero kids meal
Jul 23, 2013

Marketplace for 7/23/13 – Yo quiero kids meal

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The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil. Banks have jumped head first into the commodities markets. And more interestingly, news of a company divesting in a market. Taco Bell is getting rid of its kid's meals. The fast food chain says packaged meals for kids don't make enough money.

Segments From this episode

NSA email search has limits, it turns out

Jul 23, 2013
"There's no central method to search an email at this time with the way our records are set up, unfortunately."

Parents paying less for college: Good news?

Jul 23, 2013
A new study finds that the rising cost of higher education is shifting costs as families spend less freely.

Taco Bell menu grows up

Jul 23, 2013
No more kids' meals at Taco Bell, as fast food chain targets a different audience.

Why your bank might own an oil tanker

Jul 23, 2013
Banks are coming under scrutiny for doing business outside of banking, like owning metal warehouses and power plants. The Senate Banking Committee and federal regulators are looking into whether big banks are profiting at the consumer's expense.

Univision dumps El Piolin

Jul 23, 2013
Spanish-language media was rocked by news that Univision cancelled its popular radio show "El Piolin por la Manana."

It's all in a cycling team name

Jul 23, 2013
To attract the interest of more casual viewers, the business of cycling may have to change -- specifically the way cycling teams are named and are able to engage with fans.

Why some things go viral, and some don't

Jul 23, 2013
Surgeon and writer Atul Gawande explains why some life-saving innovations don't always catch on right away.

'Lone Ranger' is just one of summer's busts

Jul 23, 2013
After a summer of lackluster box office receipts, could Hollywood begin to find fault in blockbusters?

The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil. Banks have jumped head first into the commodities markets. And more interestingly, news of a company divesting in a market. Taco Bell is getting rid of its kid’s meals. The fast food chain says packaged meals for kids don’t make enough money.

Music from the episode

A Little Soul Pete Rock
Dadadun The Misled Children, Odean Pope