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Feb 14, 2013

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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,…

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Valentine’s Day aside, roses resist inflation

Feb 14, 2013
Rose prices haven’t risen for years, thanks to low-cost growers abroad and discount flowers at retailers. But Valentines Day is a different story.

Publishers look to women's magazines for stability

Feb 14, 2013
Time Warner and Meredith may combine their women-oriented titles, which have held up as print editions.

Some gun makers try to keep their guns out of police hands

Feb 14, 2013
A handful of gun manufacturers have reacted to strict gun laws by refusing to do business with the police in those jurisdictions.

Who'd win in a fight? Tesla or the New York Times?

Feb 14, 2013
Tesla founder and chief executive Elon Musk is challenging a recent New York Times article that says the latest Tesla model failed a test drive from Washington, D.C., to Boston.

Warren Buffett just put a lotta ketchup in his cupboard

Feb 14, 2013
Berkshire Hathaway and partners make a $28 Billion deal for H.J. Heinz.

'Die Hard 5': The end of the action movie?

Feb 14, 2013
It might be Oscar season, but there's always a few big blockbuster movies on the block. Today, the latest 'Die Hard' movie is released.

Celebrating Chinese New Year on the Street of Eternal Happiness

Feb 14, 2013
Chinese New Year is a time when most Chinese return home to celebrate with their families. We meet one homeless man who spends his New Year begging for change on the Street of Eternal Happiness.

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.

Music from the episode

Spilt Milk Dujeous
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone