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Marketplace for Thursday, March 27, 2014
Mar 27, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday, March 27, 2014

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Say you’re in the food or beverage business and you want to get a lot of attention – or, even, come up with a new product that people might like. Mashing up seemingly unrelated foods and/or flavors is one strategy, like the one now at the center of Taco Bell’s breakfast push. Yes, we mean the waffle taco. And, Brookstone prepares to file for bankruptcy and be bought by Spencer (Gifts). We take a look at what did in the purveyor of massage chairs and eye-shades, and what Spencer looks like going forward. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Affordable Care Act enrollment is approaching and government officials are worried about the Latino population and their low numbers signing up.

Segments From this episode

Latinos still reluctant to sign up for Obamacare

Mar 27, 2014
It's up to trusted members of the Latino community to sign up enrollees.

Waffle tacos, bacon milkshakes... it's a trend!

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Mar 27, 2014
Fast-food restaurants are mashing different foods together to expand their menus.

Fighting food deserts takes more than fresh produce

Mar 27, 2014
A California survey finds more food shops sell beer than milk.

Lady Gaga(s)

Mar 27, 2014
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CSI High: Preparing students for the job market

Mar 27, 2014
A town in Georgia has a unique problem. Too many skilled high school graduates and not enough jobs.

What's Up Europe? Germany and Poland have mixed feelings on Russia

Mar 27, 2014
President Obama continues his tour of Europe.

Report: Brookstone headed for bankrupcy

Mar 27, 2014
The purveyor of expensive novelty gadgets is on the skids.

Microsoft's move to openness

Mar 27, 2014
In the battle between open and closed systems in tech, the open ones win market share.

Twitter to list which music is most tweeted about

Mar 27, 2014
After the failure of their music app, Twitter tries to get back in the game.

Say you’re in the food or beverage business and you want to get a lot of attention – or, even, come up with a new product that people might like. Mashing up seemingly unrelated foods and/or flavors is one strategy, like the one now at the center of Taco Bell’s breakfast push. Yes, we mean the waffle taco. And, Brookstone prepares to file for bankruptcy and be bought by Spencer (Gifts). We take a look at what did in the purveyor of massage chairs and eye-shades, and what Spencer looks like going forward. Meanwhile, the deadline for the Affordable Care Act enrollment is approaching and government officials are worried about the Latino population and their low numbers signing up.

Music from the episode

Won't Do J Dilla
Optical Camouflage Broken Haze