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Marketplace for Thursday, September 5, 2013
Sep 5, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, September 5, 2013

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Two stories about chickens in today's show: First, how it makes economic sense to ship chicken carcasses to China for processing into nuggets that are then shipped back to the U.S. The question is key because the Agriculture Department just announced that it has approved four Chinese chicken processors to ship meat to the U.S. Also, the McDonald's Dollar Menu -- including chicken nuggets -- is … evolving.  The company is testing a version that includes items priced at  $1, $2 and even $5. Finally, we get a first look at some pricing of health care under the Obamacare overhaul.

Segments From this episode

Shoot down that drone! Colorado town to issue permits

Sep 5, 2013
The Denver Post says a thousand people have applied for the permit.

Chickenomics and the offshoring of your nuggets

Sep 5, 2013
The economics behind shipping chicken carcasses to China for processing: it keeps open the China market for chicken feet.

The $5 menu? Doesn't have the same ring to it

Sep 5, 2013
McDonald's is exploring tweaking their Dollar Menu to include items priced at $1, $2 and even $5.

Just how much will Obamacare cost you?

Sep 5, 2013
The Kaiser Family Foundation is out with a survey of the cost and coverage of Obamacare plans that will be available in 17 states and Washington, D.C.

Farming that puts Google maps to shame

Sep 5, 2013
Technology that comes from a company in Sioux Falls is helping farmers do more with less in a high-tech way.

Fill up your gas tank, pay off your car loan

Sep 5, 2013
The maker of a three-wheeled vehicle wants to get rid of the monthly car payment altogether.

Why we still need Fashion Week

Sep 5, 2013
Another fall also means it is time for yet another Fashion Week.

Stacey Vanek Smith, this is your data profile

Sep 5, 2013
Reporter Stacey Vanek Smith delves into the world of data mining and comes face to face with her data profile.
Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith.

Two stories about chickens in today’s show: First, how it makes economic sense to ship chicken carcasses to China for processing into nuggets that are then shipped back to the U.S. The question is key because the Agriculture Department just announced that it has approved four Chinese chicken processors to ship meat to the U.S. Also, the McDonald’s Dollar Menu — including chicken nuggets — is … evolving.  The company is testing a version that includes items priced at  $1, $2 and even $5. Finally, we get a first look at some pricing of health care under the Obamacare overhaul.

Music from the episode

Pyramids Frank Ocean
Who David Byrne, St. Vincent
Strange Chemistry Sackcloth Fashion