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Marketplace for Thursday, August 27, 2015
Aug 27, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, August 27, 2015


The fundamentals of America's economy in three numbers; China's Ironman; and living in the fire zone.

Segments From this episode

Flores-Roux is a nose ahead in the perfume business

Aug 27, 2015
Give a little citrus, lavender and stink to the lab, and you get atomized magic.
Kai Ryssdal with Rodrigo Flores-Roux at his perfume lab.
Bridget Bodnar

Digital assistants: If they only had a brain

Aug 27, 2015
Facebook takes on Siri and Cortana with M, a PDA with a human touch.

China's Wanda buys Ironman race series

Aug 27, 2015
Conglomerate says it paid $650 million for the company that owns the triathlon.

Just how strong are those fundamentals?

Aug 27, 2015
Even though the markets are roiled, the U.S. economy is solid. Right?

Living in a wildfire zone

Aug 27, 2015
In much of the West, the question is not 'will there be a wildfire?' It's 'when?'

The fundamentals of America’s economy in three numbers; China’s Ironman; and living in the fire zone.

Music from the episode

Breaking Down Florence + The Machine
Squalor Victoria The National
Cloudbusting Kate Bush