Marketplace for Thursday, August 6, 2015
Aug 6, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, August 6, 2015

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Hedge funds and Oreos; the economics of a scary fire season; and parceling out dinner.

 

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Texas has its own supply of cheap — and dirty — coal

Aug 6, 2015
About a third of the state's electricity comes from burning lower-quality lignite.

Energy companies lose $1.3 trillion amid oil crash

Aug 6, 2015
A number so big, it almost seems like it doesn't mean anything.

Intense fires burn dry West and firefighting budgets

Aug 6, 2015
Reclassifying blazes as natural disasters would help fund strapped Forest Service.

Blue Apron wants to change the way you cook dinner

Aug 6, 2015
Kai Ryssdal talks to CEO Matt Salzberg.
Blue Apron ships millions of meals to customers each month.
Image via Blue Apron/YouTube

Her old salary? Don't ask.

Aug 6, 2015
Women's past wages can't be basis for government job pay, personnel office says.

Disputes over shadows aren't black and white

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Aug 6, 2015
New York's pencil tower controversies shine a light on shade analysts.

Activist investor may trim fat at Oreo maker

Aug 6, 2015
Bill Ackman's hedge fund has bought a $5.5 billion stake in food giant Mondelez.

Hedge funds and Oreos; the economics of a scary fire season; and parceling out dinner.

 

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