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Marketplace for Monday, March 23, 2015

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Airing on Monday, March 23, 2015: RadioShack is bankrupt. So bankrupt that it has gone beyond the usual “let’s work it out with our lenders” scenario, and moved directly to a “let’s tear the company to pieces and sell off the bits” approach. Hedge funds are squabbling over the company like vultures fighting over a coyote carcass, and the bones go to the highest bidder. How did it come to this? We explore. Plus, the World Health Organization just announced that the widely-used weed-killer, Roundup, is a likely carcinogen in humans. How much of this stuff are we eating and how much would it cost farmers and us if we stopped using it?

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Final Note

Big changes on the way to the NFL

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2015
No blackouts and at least one game streamed online.

Why RadioShack's bankruptcy ended in an auction

by Stan Alcorn Mar 23, 2015
Hedge funds are squabbling over Radio Shack like vultures fighting over a coyote carcass. How did it come to this?

Quitting the Bakken: one oil worker walks away

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 23, 2015
With hours cut, work in the Bakken oil fields don't seem worth it to one worker.

America's next financial crisis?

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2015
Author Michael Lewis talks about high-frequency trading, a year after "Flash Boys"

Meet the guardian of Fenway Park

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2015
Keeping the historic ballpark in good shape can be a tough job

Greece: Time and money is running out

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 23, 2015
Five years into it, the Greek debt crisis drags on.

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