Marketplace for Friday, March 6, 2015
Mar 6, 2015

Marketplace for Friday, March 6, 2015

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Airing on Friday, March 6, 2015: Another oil train derailment this one outside Galena, Illinois. Based on the amount of oil shipped by rail, federal authorities estimate there could be a dozen of these a year or so. We look at what the U.S. will propose for greater safety and whether railroads will stop being secretive about where oil trains are running. Plus, Apple joins the Dow and AT&T gets the boot. We what the means for Dow and Apple.  

Segments From this episode

Another oil train derails, as new rules approach

Mar 6, 2015
An uptick in accidents suggests tougher rules for oil tankers will prevail.

Why Apple is replacing AT&T in the Dow

Mar 6, 2015
The move was apparently a no-brainer.

The science – and the cost – behind weight loss

Mar 6, 2015
The FDA has approved a weight loss device that's similar to a pacemaker.

Fun fact Friday: A lot of business buzz

Mar 6, 2015
We traveled the world to bring you the best in business news this week.

ISIS supporters have about 46,000 accounts on Twitter

Mar 6, 2015
According to a paper from the Brookings Institution, there are about 46,000 Twitter accounts out there being used by ISIS supporters. And they’re pretty active, too. Those accounts had an average of a thousand followers each, which is way higher than your average non-ISIS-related Twitter user. Stories You Might Like Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 17, […]

In shale country, a boom in quiet

Mar 6, 2015
Businesses that help dampen the noise from oil and gas development are thriving.

Grease, griddles and gravy: 24 hours straight as a Waffle House grill operator

Mar 6, 2015
A journo journeys to where the grill is always hot and the doors never lock.

Airing on Friday, March 6, 2015: Another oil train derailment this one outside Galena, Illinois. Based on the amount of oil shipped by rail, federal authorities estimate there could be a dozen of these a year or so. We look at what the U.S. will propose for greater safety and whether railroads will stop being secretive about where oil trains are running. Plus, Apple joins the Dow and AT&T gets the boot. We what the means for Dow and Apple.  

Music from the episode

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