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Marketplace for Monday, January 4, 2016
Jan 4, 2016

Marketplace for Monday, January 4, 2016

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Global markets keep a watchful eye on China as the new year begins; how one town in the UK is acting as a "safe haven" for some Syrian refugees; and why Lyft is getting a lift from General Motors. 

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"Styrofoam" bans expand as plastic falls out of favor

Jan 4, 2016
Washington, D.C. becomes the latest city to outlaw polystyrene food containers.

Got Minion mania? Here's who you have to thank

Jan 4, 2016
Chris Meldandri runs Illumination Entertainment, the company behind "Despicable Me"

Syrian refugees find "safe haven" in northern British town

Jan 4, 2016
Syrian refugees arrive in the UK: safe but not entirely happy.

How the government came to own the West

Jan 4, 2016
Some elected officials want the federal government to release Western lands it has long held in stewardship for the benefit of the public and businesses.

GM invests $500 million in Lyft. What's in it for both sides?

Jan 4, 2016
The deal could give GM insight into ridesharing. Lyft gets a big infusion of cash.

Why markets are so worried about China

Jan 4, 2016
Well, there's the opacity, economic slowdown and trade issues, to start

Whole Foods looks to tech to help with the bottom line

Jan 4, 2016
The challenge: finding a balance between efficiency and the human touch

Saudi Arabia and Iran: tensions high, oil prices low.

Jan 4, 2016
Oil prices went up and then down at close during the conflict.

Global markets keep a watchful eye on China as the new year begins; how one town in the UK is acting as a “safe haven” for some Syrian refugees; and why Lyft is getting a lift from General Motors. 

Music from the episode

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Homecoming - (Edited) Kanye West, Chris Martin
Homecoming - (Edited) Kanye West, Chris Martin