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Marketplace for Thursday, December 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, December 12, 2013

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The budget deal getting a vote in the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year. We take stock of what was gained and lost in the sequester experiment, but also look ahead to the remaining eight years of automatic cuts that are still part of the law. Plus, as the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, we look at the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry: How many extra pounds of pork does it produce, and how big is that animal-husbandry antibiotic market? Finally, Instagram users have a new way  to share their photos privately and have text conversations.

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North Dakota's oil boom keeps ambulance services on the run

Dec 12, 2013
Dangerous work and long hours combine for a lot of oil-field injuries. Small-town ambulance crews have their hands full.

Why do big donors give away millions?

Dec 12, 2013
Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Diana and Roy Vagelos
courtesy of Columbia University Medical Center

New York, Texas among test sites for commercial drones

Dec 12, 2013
Dayton, Ohio competed with two dozen areas around the country to become a federal testing range for commercial drones.
A test drone ready for flight at SelectTech Geospatial, a small high-tech manufacturer in the city of Springfield, Ohio.
Lewis Wallace

Budget deal doesn't solve one big thing: The sequester

Dec 12, 2013
The budget deal that passed the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year.

Instagram Direct and the new economics of chat

Dec 12, 2013
Instagram users have a new way to share their photos privately and have text conversations.

Will farmers feed their livestock fewer antibiotics?

Dec 12, 2013
As the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, what are the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry?

One step closer to using your cellphone on your next flight?

Dec 12, 2013
Thanksgiving is over, but let's give a moment of thanks for the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Cheap meat: You know you want it

Dec 12, 2013
Author and historian Maureen Ogle dives headfirst into the history of American meat production in her new book "In Meat We Trust."

The budget deal getting a vote in the House essentially undoes sequester cuts set for the current fiscal year. We take stock of what was gained and lost in the sequester experiment, but also look ahead to the remaining eight years of automatic cuts that are still part of the law. Plus, as the FDA tries to curb antibiotic use on the farms, we look at the economics of feeding antibiotics to livestock and poultry: How many extra pounds of pork does it produce, and how big is that animal-husbandry antibiotic market? Finally, Instagram users have a new way  to share their photos privately and have text conversations.

Music from the episode

CINCO Minutos Con Vos Elvis Costello And The Roots
I Witness Dujeous, Immortal Technique
Won't Do J Dilla