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The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics -- in particular, that major transportation hubs are more likely to be targeted. Terrorism fears could put a major economic dent in Russia's Olympic plans. Next, if you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebees in New York, they will hook you up for a mere $375 a head. New Year’s Eve is big business for restaurants and party spaces. Also, week look back at the stories of 2013 from China that’ll be important to understanding China next year: air pollution plus China’s hangover from 3 decades of economic growth. And finally, the once-phenomenally profitable orange juice business is being squeezed by a bunch of little bacteria.

Segments From this episode

A year in China: bad air, bad debt

Dec 30, 2013
This was the year of "forced transparency" in China, exposing bad debt and bad pollution.

Jane Austen explains monetary policy

Dec 30, 2013
Citi strategist Steven Englander translated some financial wonkery using quotes from "Emma" and other classics.

Will Volgograd attacks scare off Olympic tourists?

Dec 30, 2013
The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics.

New Year's at Applebee's: $375 per person

Dec 30, 2013
If you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebee's in Times Square, it'll set you back a mere $375 a head.

Why you acting crazy, Twitter?

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Dec 30, 2013
Twitter's stock is down a significant amount this week after a string of strong performances. Even professionals wonder why.

Swiss bank account holders, time to fess up!

Dec 30, 2013
Many Swiss banks have agreed to work with U.S. tax officials, as Switzerland removes some of its cherished bank secrecy.

In prison you get health care. When you're released ...

Dec 30, 2013
At last count, the nation was spending $6.5 billion a year treating mental illness, substance abuse and chronic conditions in prisons.

How to sell your hair for $4,000

Dec 30, 2013
What the interest in selling body parts - like hair, breast milk, and eggs - says about our economy.

The attacks in Volgograd in the past two days have raised fear of terrorism in Russia in the lead up to the February Sochi Winter Olympics — in particular, that major transportation hubs are more likely to be targeted. Terrorism fears could put a major economic dent in Russia’s Olympic plans. Next, if you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebees in New York, they will hook you up for a mere $375 a head. New Year’s Eve is big business for restaurants and party spaces. Also, week look back at the stories of 2013 from China that’ll be important to understanding China next year: air pollution plus China’s hangover from 3 decades of economic growth. And finally, the once-phenomenally profitable orange juice business is being squeezed by a bunch of little bacteria.

Music from the episode

Cirrus Bonobo
Boys I Like Desert Stars
Boys I Like Desert Stars