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Marketplace for Monday, March 10, 2014
Mar 10, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, March 10, 2014

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United Fruit has come a long way. The fruit distributor now known as Chiquita Brands is merging with Fyffe’s of Dublin. We look at the banana biz and the fruit biz – both companies are into other fruits, too. Plus: We examine what is wrong with Ukraine’s economy and what it needs to do to repair it and get out from under Russian economic dominance. How much aid does it need. Finally: After a string of deaths, Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates all together.  This is a survival move by SAE.  We look at the frat as an economic entity—because Frats are big business, and have all the trappings, from lobbyists.

Segments From this episode

Arm candy for her: The Ken doll

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Marketplace Datebook for Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Which public radio host are you?

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Answer a series of questions including: Who would you most like to interview?

The guy behind nutrition facts and energy guides

Mar 10, 2014
Burkey Belser has his own solution for the redesign.

My first job: Big-rig truck washer

Mar 10, 2014
ESPN's Rece Davis didn't start out interviewing athletes on air.

Changing fraternity culture: A business question

Mar 10, 2014
After a string of deaths, elite fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates pledging all together.
Warren Buffett, a fraternity brother himself, of Berkshire Hathaway poses for pictures before the game between the Creighton Bluejays and the Providence Friars at CenturyLink Center on March 8, 2014 in Omaha, Nebraska.
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How much aid Ukraine really needs

Mar 10, 2014
Ukraine needs billions in aid to meet its debt obligations.

If Michael Scott ran an NGO

Mar 10, 2014
The producer of "The Samaritans" talks about the "crazier side of NGO culture."

The business of bananas: Very big

Mar 10, 2014
U.S.-based banana purveyor Chiquita Brands is merging with Ireland's Fyffes plc.

What do stores do with unsold merchandise?

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What is this "donate" you speak of?

United Fruit has come a long way. The fruit distributor now known as Chiquita Brands is merging with Fyffe’s of Dublin. We look at the banana biz and the fruit biz – both companies are into other fruits, too. Plus: We examine what is wrong with Ukraine’s economy and what it needs to do to repair it and get out from under Russian economic dominance. How much aid does it need. Finally: After a string of deaths, Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates all together.  This is a survival move by SAE.  We look at the frat as an economic entity—because Frats are big business, and have all the trappings, from lobbyists.

Music from the episode

Dani California Red Hot Chili Peppers
Second Chance Peter Bjorn and John
Poison Bell Biv DeVoe