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Marketplace for Thursday, December 31, 2015
Dec 31, 2015

Marketplace for Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Why the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl have been moved to New Year's Eve; how flooding on the Mississippi is devastating communities and affecting the shipping economy; and the man behind the confetti at the Times Square countdown. 

Segments From this episode

Making midnight a big moment in New York

Dec 31, 2015
Dropping confetti on Times Square is a true labor of love for one man.

The annoying, essential economy of software updates

Dec 31, 2015
From apps to the International Space Station, a maddening necessity

Will college football playoffs change New Year's Eve?

Dec 31, 2015
ESPN hopes people will cheer their favorite teams as well as the new year.

Many Americans are choosing not to work

Dec 31, 2015
A look at why there are less people looking for work.

Mississippi River floods could have a major impact on shipping

Dec 31, 2015
Record rainfall and floods have already taken lives and damaged communities.

It was a rough year for Warren Buffett

Dec 31, 2015
It was hard to make money this year, even for billionaires.

Hasbro beats Mattel for contract with Disney

Dec 31, 2015
Hasbro will now be taking over production of Disney princess dolls with $500 million contract.

Why the Orange Bowl and Cotton Bowl have been moved to New Year’s Eve; how flooding on the Mississippi is devastating communities and affecting the shipping economy; and the man behind the confetti at the Times Square countdown. 

Music from the episode

Stuntin' Like My Daddy - Street Birdman, Lil Wayne
Would You Want Me Generationals
Elephant Tame Impala
Suite IV Electric Overture Janelle Monáe, The Wondaland ArchOrchestra