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Marketplace for Thursday, March 6, 2014
Mar 6, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday, March 6, 2014

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We look at how the natural gas boom in this country could be used a weapon in geopolitics -- by undercutting Vladimir Putin and Russia's dominance of Europe's fuel. And, though there are so many wonderful uses for them, bananas are doomed. At least according to one writer with Quartz. Meanwhile, we're following up on the news of yet another delay in the Affordable Care Act. People enrolled in plans that don't meet the law's stricter coverage standards can keep them for another two years. That potentially buys Democrats some political cover in the coming mid-term elections. The question, though, is who picks up the tab?

Segments From this episode

High frequency trading: More relaxed than you think

Mar 4, 2014
The technology and tactics of high frequency trading are impressive to some.

Snakes not on a plane

Mar 6, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for Friday, March 7, 2014

U.S. natural gas could be geopolitical weapon

Mar 6, 2014
Lessening Ukraine and Europe's dependence on Russian energy.

More gadgets, less ink: Staples cuts back

Mar 6, 2014
Analysts say part of the problem is too much competition from the likes of Amazon.

The bananapocalypse is upon us

Mar 6, 2014
The world’s fourth most valuable crop is threatened by a fungus.

Keeping the funeral business alive

Mar 6, 2014
Philadelphia Magazine reporter Sandy Hingston says changing culture in America is killing the business of death.

Tracking down the man behind bitcoin

Mar 6, 2014
News media was in hot pursuit of Satoshi Nakamoto, the alleged creator of bitcoin.

Who foots the bill for an Obamacare delay?

Mar 6, 2014
People in the plans that don't comply with Obamacare tend to be healthier.

The history of Ukraine’s imports (in charts!)

Mar 7, 2014
From the dissolution of the USSR to the rise of the global economy: What's changed for Ukraine?

We look at how the natural gas boom in this country could be used a weapon in geopolitics — by undercutting Vladimir Putin and Russia’s dominance of Europe’s fuel. And, though there are so many wonderful uses for them, bananas are doomed. At least according to one writer with Quartz. Meanwhile, we’re following up on the news of yet another delay in the Affordable Care Act. People enrolled in plans that don’t meet the law’s stricter coverage standards can keep them for another two years. That potentially buys Democrats some political cover in the coming mid-term elections. The question, though, is who picks up the tab?

Music from the episode