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Marketplace for Friday, January 24, 2014
Jan 24, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, January 24, 2014

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Emerging markets are in turmoil today, but none more so than Argentina. The country’s currency dropped 11 percent against the dollar yesterday, and the country’s economic situation is now so dire that some experts are predicting 30 percent inflation this year alone. Plus, as the Obama considers how to regulate the new legal marijuana business, they are encouraging them to put their money into banks. We ask: If marijuana money isn't in banks now, where is it? And finally, the FDA is getting ready to overhaul nutrition labels for the first time in 20 years. How does what’s on that little box of numbers drive what food companies make -- and what we eat?

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'A slow motion trainwreck': Argentina's currency woes

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Jan 24, 2014
It's not really a shock that Argentina is in such a perilous state. What's surprising is it too this long for things to go wrong.

Legal pot businesses would love to take cash to the bank

Jan 24, 2014
The Obama administration is considering regulations that will encourage banks to take legal marijuana business money. What are those businesses doing now, if they can’t deposit into banks?

Food labels will get their first makeover in 20 years

Jan 24, 2014
And that might change the food itself

Juggling multiple jobs: Hey, at least its not boring.

Jan 24, 2014
It can be stressful to patch together a living from several jobs.

Super Bowl commercials get their own commercials

Jan 24, 2014
Advertisers are ginning up attention for their spots with teasers long before the big game.

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Jan 24, 2014
Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.

Moustaches are up; shaving is down

Jan 24, 2014
Too much information about body hair

Emerging markets are in turmoil today, but none more so than Argentina. The country’s currency dropped 11 percent against the dollar yesterday, and the country’s economic situation is now so dire that some experts are predicting 30 percent inflation this year alone. Plus, as the Obama considers how to regulate the new legal marijuana business, they are encouraging them to put their money into banks. We ask: If marijuana money isn’t in banks now, where is it? And finally, the FDA is getting ready to overhaul nutrition labels for the first time in 20 years. How does what’s on that little box of numbers drive what food companies make — and what we eat?

Music from the episode

Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
In My City Gramatik
Swagger Mocean Worker