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Marketplace for Monday, September 2, 2013
Sep 2, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, September 2, 2013

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Verizon Communications has agreed to buy out Vodafone's stake in Verizon Wireless, giving it full control of the most profitable mobile service provider in the country. The number of Americans using heroin has been on the rise, reaching epidemic proportions in rural areas and suburbs. It's the last holiday weekend this year and that's a big deal on the Jersey Shore, especially after recovering from Hurricane Sandy last year. And we hear about the one bright spot in the Vietnamese economy: coffee.

Segments From this episode

Syria strike still up in the air

Sep 2, 2013
While a strike against Syria seemed imminent at the start of the weekend, it now looks as though there could be some delay.

Verizon strikes $130 billion deal for Vodafone

Sep 2, 2013
Today, Verizon Communications agreed to buy out Vodafone's 45 percent stake in its giant wireless unit for $130 billion.

Possible rate hike unites the (postal) classes

Sep 2, 2013
Class division in the United States can be stark, in one small way, tough financial times at the Postal Service are uniting the classes.

On Jersey Shore, the summer after Sandy comes to close

Sep 2, 2013
A year after Hurricane Sandy's destruction, Labor Day marks the end of a summer of recovery for beach towns.

Move over, business owners: Labor is unhappy about Obamacare, too

Sep 2, 2013
Labor unions are unhappy with provisions in the Affordable Care Act that could tax their members' health coverage.

My first job: A drive-thru restaurant love

Sep 2, 2013
A Marketplace listener talks about her first job at a local restaurant and drive-thru.

CBS and Time Warner end payment dispute

Sep 2, 2013
The fight between the two companies lasted a month and included a blackout of channels like CBS, CBS Sports Network and premium offerings like Showtime.

Heroin use on the rise in rural areas

Sep 2, 2013
The number of first-time heroin users in the U.S. is on the rise, and overall, heroin use went up 66 percent in 2011.

Vietnam getting a boost from its coffee

Sep 2, 2013
But some worry that with commodity prices falling, relying so heavily on agriculture is a risk.

Verizon Communications has agreed to buy out Vodafone’s stake in Verizon Wireless, giving it full control of the most profitable mobile service provider in the country. The number of Americans using heroin has been on the rise, reaching epidemic proportions in rural areas and suburbs. It’s the last holiday weekend this year and that’s a big deal on the Jersey Shore, especially after recovering from Hurricane Sandy last year. And we hear about the one bright spot in the Vietnamese economy: coffee.

Music from the episode

I Witness Dujeous, Immortal Technique
The Rifle's Spiral The Shins
Love Jones J Dilla