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Marketplace for Friday, October 14, 2016
Oct 14, 2016

Marketplace for Friday, October 14, 2016

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On today's show: legal Cuban cigars, reclaimed mines, pesky ad blockers and a former internet giant that could sell at a deep discount. Plus: segregation is on the rise in public schools, and districts are trying to figure out how to stop it. Finally, as always, we wrap up the week in business and economic news.

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In Minnesota, tapped-out mines transformed into mountain biking destination

Oct 14, 2016
The red dirt now yields trails as the community shifts to a recreation-based economy.
Aaron Hautula and John Schaubach mountain bike in the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. 
Dan Kraker/MPR News

Please wear your North Face to brunch

Oct 14, 2016
The outfitter wants to be a part of your everyday life, says Todd Spaletto, global brand president.
Mountaineering gear on display at the North Face headquarters in Alameda, California.
Catherine Girardeau/Marketplace

Publishers may need to get past angst over ad blockers

Oct 14, 2016
Privacy and security concerns are behind the increased use of the blockers.
Flickr

Weekly Wrap: What's next for Samsung and Wells Fargo?

Oct 14, 2016
Sudeep Reddy and Nela Richardson join Molly Wood for this week's edition of the Weekly Wrap.

Should Verizon get a data-breach discount for Yahoo?

Oct 14, 2016
Verizon lawyer says massive 2014 hack of user accounts could have a "material" impact on merger.
Verizon raised the "material adverse impact" issue in its merger with Yahoo.
PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images

Schools take steps to promote socioeconomic diversity

Oct 14, 2016
A new report looks at efforts to reduce the concentration of poverty in schools.
Pixabay

Obama administration eases Cuba restrictions, again

Oct 14, 2016
More rum and cigars for tourists, but the pace is slow for businesses.
A worker puts cigars in boxes at the H.Upman Cigar Factory in Havana, which hosts the world's largest Cuban cigar festival. 
YAMIL LAGE/AFP/Getty Images

On today’s show: legal Cuban cigars, reclaimed mines, pesky ad blockers and a former internet giant that could sell at a deep discount. Plus: segregation is on the rise in public schools, and districts are trying to figure out how to stop it. Finally, as always, we wrap up the week in business and economic news.

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