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Marketplace for Friday, January 3, 2014
Jan 3, 2014

Marketplace for Friday, January 3, 2014

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Airlines and airline pilots are facing a major rule change this weekend that may impact flight delays and scheduling -- the same weekend that airline traffic will be impacted by the snowstorm on the East Coast. Next, three NFL teams (out of four) could have their playoff games blacked out this weekend if they don’t sell out their stadiums by this afternoon. Under a nearly 40-year old rule, games can’t be televised locally if the stadium has empty seats. But the whole pro football industry has changed. Finally, decades ago Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.  Now, the Smithsonian says it has collected enough bugs. 

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China tells party officials to stop smoking in public

Jan 3, 2014
For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.

Bernanke's final speech: economics in verse

Jan 3, 2014
Bernanke said 2014 potentially "bodes well" for the US economy, but then things got weird when a University of Chicago economist played a tribute.

Snowstorm, pilot's rule change pack 1-2 punch

Jan 3, 2014
Airlines and airline pilots are facing a major rule change this weekend that may impact flight delays and scheduling.

Look, we have enough bugs. Can we do other things now?

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Jan 3, 2014
Decades ago, Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.

Should we get rid of the NFL blackout rule?

Jan 3, 2014
In three NFL playoff games (out of four), hometown fans could have had their playoff games blacked out this weekend.

Will the big profits of 2013 continue this year?

Jan 3, 2014
Leigh Gallagher, of Fortune Magazine, and Felix Salmon, of Reuters, say that last year's profits could mean good news for the economy in 2014.

Uncertainty ahead for India's economy

Jan 3, 2014
India's Prime Minister announces he'll leave office in May. That could mean big changes for their economy.

Airlines and airline pilots are facing a major rule change this weekend that may impact flight delays and scheduling — the same weekend that airline traffic will be impacted by the snowstorm on the East Coast. Next, three NFL teams (out of four) could have their playoff games blacked out this weekend if they don’t sell out their stadiums by this afternoon. Under a nearly 40-year old rule, games can’t be televised locally if the stadium has empty seats. But the whole pro football industry has changed. Finally, decades ago Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.  Now, the Smithsonian says it has collected enough bugs. 

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Let's Call It Off - Single Version Peter Bjorn and John
God Made the World Cold Cave
Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings