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Marketplace for Monday, December 14, 2015
Dec 14, 2015

Marketplace for Monday, December 14, 2015

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A look deep into the Porter Ranch gas leak as it approaches its eighth week of spewing methane; why China can't seem to make a good ball point pen; and what exactly is a junk bond? Marketplace explains. 

Segments From this episode

A natural gas leak with seemingly no end

Dec 14, 2015
One estimate is that the leak is equal to the carbon emissions of 7 million cars.

Mariah Carey no longer has the top Christmas song

Dec 14, 2015
Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas is You" no longer top Christmas song.

Pandora's profits could depend on this obscure panel

Dec 14, 2015
The Copyright Royalty Board determines what streaming companies pay in royalties.

Junk bonds start to live up to their name

Dec 14, 2015
Investors piled into high-yield bonds that could sour as interest rates rise.

Why can't China make a good ballpoint pen?

Dec 14, 2015
Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's quest to innovate the workshop of the world.

Financial markets awash in uncertainty

Dec 14, 2015
Bond markets are jittery. Energy markets are uneasy.

Why some value a strong dollar over interest rate hike

Dec 14, 2015
Steel industry business owner says interest increase won't do much

A look deep into the Porter Ranch gas leak as it approaches its eighth week of spewing methane; why China can’t seem to make a good ball point pen; and what exactly is a junk bond? Marketplace explains. 

Music from the episode

Lovely Day Bill Withers
Burning The Whitest Boy Alive
Take a Walk Passion Pit
Too Darn Hot - RAC Mix Ella Fitzgerald, RAC