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Marketplace for Monday, February 24, 2014
Feb 24, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, February 24, 2014

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The Obama administration wants to shrink the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II. Plus, airlines and travelers are increasingly antsy about the screening drill at airports, and the TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids for new screening machines. We look at the hang-up in getting people through airports quickly – is it technology, or the cost? And: Netflix breaks down and pays Comcast directly for faster access. Who’s next to collect -- Verizon, AT&T? More to the point, who picks up the check? Us?

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Love the ice cream truck? Thank inventor Fred Jones

Feb 21, 2014
After Fred Jones lost a truckload of overheated chickens, he invented the refrigerated truck. Jones was self-taught, but took out 60 patents in his lifetime.
Thermo King co-founder Fred Jones at age 55. This photo accompanied a profile on Jones in the Saturday Evening Post with the headline, "Born Handy."
Courtesy of the Refrigeration Research Museum

Celebrating the pantry staples

Feb 24, 2014
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Proposed Defense budget decreases Army levels

Feb 24, 2014
The Army may end up at its smallest level since 1940.

Will Netflix customers pick up the tab?

Feb 24, 2014
Netflix breaks down and pays Comcast directly for faster access. Who’s next to collect -- Verizon, AT&T? More to the point, who picks up the check? Us?

TSA wants faster security screening at airports, too

Feb 24, 2014
The TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids on new screening machines.

Ukraine's new government will face old economic challenges

Feb 24, 2014
Peace has returned to the streets of Kiev after last week's violent clashe,s but new interim President Oleksander Turchinov faces turbulent economic times ahead.

Zello: An app for protestors

Feb 24, 2014
Venezuelans turn to a more private messaging system than Twitter or Facebook

Would you bid on a $1,200 bottle of beer?

Feb 24, 2014
Raising paddles for classic ales, stouts, and IPAs at Skinner auction house.

Dial 777-FILM no more: Moviefone shuts down

Feb 24, 2014
The once-innovative film service goes on hiatus -- without an end date

The Obama administration wants to shrink the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II. Plus, airlines and travelers are increasingly antsy about the screening drill at airports, and the TSA has a March 11 deadline for bids for new screening machines. We look at the hang-up in getting people through airports quickly – is it technology, or the cost? And: Netflix breaks down and pays Comcast directly for faster access. Who’s next to collect — Verizon, AT&T? More to the point, who picks up the check? Us?

Music from the episode

War Zone JR JR
Digital Love Daft Punk
Changes Are No Good The Stills