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Sep 2, 2016

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The last five days of economic news in five minutes for the Weekly Wrap; Samsung has recalled 2.5 million of its new smartphones because some of their batteries have caught fire while charging. Marketplace's Mitchell Hartman takes a look at why batteries keeps causing technology recalls; Kai talks to Meathead Goldwyn, owner of AmazingRibs.com about equipment, changes in the industry, and why you should grill fish with mayonnaise.

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America's most famous neighborhood

Sep 1, 2016
For our new series “At the Corner Of” we visit the heart of Hollywood.
Construction of a new hotel near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine.
Jennie Josephson/Marketplace

Grilling fish? Try using mayonnaise (Seriously)

Sep 2, 2016
‘Barbecue Whisperer’ Meathead Goldwyn on his new book “The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling”
Meathead Goldwyn, "Barbecue Whisperer" 
John R. Boehm

Weekly Wrap: The jobs report "Goldilocks Number"

Sep 2, 2016
Linette Lopez and John Carney join Kai Ryssdal for the Weekly Wrap.

FDA bans key ingredients in antibacterial soap

Sep 2, 2016
No research suggests that antibacterial soap is more effective than regular soap.
The FDA says it has no scientific evidence suggesting that antibacterial soap is any more effective than regular, plain soap and water.

 
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Eggs are so cheap, the U.S. is stepping in to buy some

Sep 2, 2016
A 1935 program authorizes the U.S.D.A's purchase of excess commodities, like eggs.
A notice that the price of eggs will be rising soon is seen at a Giant grocery store in Clifton, Virginia. In 2015, widespread outbreaks of Avian Flu costed poultry producers almost 40 million birds, causing the price of eggs to rise sharply.

 

 

 
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Melting smartphones shed light on lithium-ion batteries

Sep 2, 2016
Samsung is recalling millions of new Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after customers reported catastrophic heat damage. The likely culprit are the batteries.
Samsung Galaxy Note7 smartphones are displayed at a Samsung showroom in Seoul. Samsung will suspend sales of its latest high-end smartphone Galaxy Note 7 after reports of exploding batteries, its mobile chief said on September 2. 

 
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Clinton drug plan: is it enough?

Sep 2, 2016
What would it take to control drug prices?
Rather than tackling the soaring prices of drugs overall, Clinton economic policy advisor Mike Shapiro said their plan is to address the insidious problem where a subset of drug makers crank up prices on generics, just because they can.
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The last five days of economic news in five minutes for the Weekly Wrap; Samsung has recalled 2.5 million of its new smartphones because some of their batteries have caught fire while charging. Marketplace’s Mitchell Hartman takes a look at why batteries keeps causing technology recalls; Kai talks to Meathead Goldwyn, owner of AmazingRibs.com about equipment, changes in the industry, and why you should grill fish with mayonnaise.

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