Marketplace for Friday, March 18, 2016
Mar 18, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, March 18, 2016

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How mid-life crisis can translate into financial crisis; a look at why so many hedge funds closed their doors in 2015; and the top economic news of the week with the weekly wrap. 

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Illinois cuts off funding for its public universities

Mar 18, 2016
A budget fight has left both schools and students in the lurch.
Inside the Chicago State University student union, where banners for a recent gathering highlight some of the schools core values.
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Feeding the crowds at South by Southwest

Mar 18, 2016
How a family-owned barbecue joint stays above the crazy at the Austin festival.
IronWorks' brisket. 
Courtesy of IronWorks Barbecue.

The midlife economic anxiety crisis

Mar 18, 2016
The most anxious people in our economic anxiety poll are 35 to 54-year-olds.
Ira Baron and his wife, Sharon Simon.
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

It's a rough time to be a hedge fund

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Mar 18, 2016
A record number of funds closed up shop last year.
With volatile markets and lots of closures in 2015, it's a hard time to be a hedge fund.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Can you grow the economy without adding pollution?

Mar 18, 2016
There's evidence that "decoupling" may be starting.
The Carbon II coal-fired power plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico, where coal from a new mine in Eagle Pass, Texas will be burned. 
Ingrid Lobet

Weekly Wrap: Janet Yellen and the global economy

Mar 18, 2016
David Gura and Leigh Gallagher join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.

How mid-life crisis can translate into financial crisis; a look at why so many hedge funds closed their doors in 2015; and the top economic news of the week with the weekly wrap.