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Marketplace for Thursday, February 14, 2013

February 14, 2013

Valentine's Day aside, the price of a rose hasn’t increased in decades. We take a look at what’s behind the floral price fixing. Meanwhile, Robert Schmitz reports on spending the Chinese New Year on the  Street of Eternal Happiness with Zhang Naisun, one of the more than 300 million Chinese who live on less than two dollars a day. And Die Hard 5 is out today. Grantland’s Wesley Morris talks about why Die Hard is such an endless franchise, and why action heroes are so geriatric this season.

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