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Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2014
Mar 3, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, March 3, 2014

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As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects. The Russian currency, the ruble, has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar and the Euro.  Plus: Apple and car manufacturers now let drivers use their iPhones to make calls, play music, get directions with a touch or a voice command. Apple's "CarPlay" technology comes this week to Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars. Android is also going after the car. We navigate the tech war in your car dashboard. Finally, new sulfur emission rules coming from the EPA throw a spotlight on cost-benefit analysis: weighing immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.

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Your cherished antique may not be very valuable

Feb 27, 2014
Antique American furniture has lost its appeal, and prices for anything not the best have plunged

Tapping the money behind maple syrup

Feb 28, 2014
Behind the sweet stuff is a multi-million dollar industry, black markets, and OPEC-like regulation.

A whole day to focus on grammar

Mar 3, 2014
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That creepy eye on the back of the dollar bill, explained

Mar 3, 2014
You've seen it a million times without really looking at it. What is that doing there?
Why does the U.S. dollar bill have a pyramid with an eye on top?
Nancy Marshall-Genzer

Russia's economy isn't doing so well, either

Mar 3, 2014
As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects.
Police officers cordon off pro-Kremlin activists during their rally in support of ethnic Russians in Ukraine in central Moscow, March 2, 2014.
AFP/Getty Images

In Crimea, fears of violence

Mar 3, 2014
The arrival of Russian troops in Crimea have increased tensions in the region.

Not quite a driverless car, but close

Mar 3, 2014
Tech companies have begun to team up with car manufacturers to figure out how to get smart phones into our vehicles.

The EPA's new smog rules: Cost vs. benefit

Mar 3, 2014
Weighing the immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.

Trying the #fakeSXSW generator

Mar 3, 2014
They try so hard to lure you in

As tensions rise in Ukraine, the Russian economy is feeling the effects. The Russian currency, the ruble, has fallen to an all-time low against the dollar and the Euro.  Plus: Apple and car manufacturers now let drivers use their iPhones to make calls, play music, get directions with a touch or a voice command. Apple’s “CarPlay” technology comes this week to Ferrari, Volvo and Mercedes-Benz cars. Android is also going after the car. We navigate the tech war in your car dashboard. Finally, new sulfur emission rules coming from the EPA throw a spotlight on cost-benefit analysis: weighing immediate costs of wringing more sulfur out of emissions, against long-term health and economic benefits from less smog.

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