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Marketplace for Tuesday April 15, 2014
Apr 15, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday April 15, 2014

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As consumer prices increase more than expected, we look at what’s becoming more expensive (food, rents) and why – as well as asking who this will impact the most. Plus, tomorrow the College Board will release "extensive sample items" for the newly designed SAT. The revised test obviously affects students, who will begin taking it in the spring of 2016. But how about the multi-billion dollar test prep industry? We take a look at how they’re preparing for the changes. Also, Russia’s  Finance Minister is warning that his country’s economy could see zero growth this year because of the backlash over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.  Russia has seen capital flight of $63 billion in the first 3 months of this year, as people rushed to convert rubles into other currencies. The news comes as the European Union threatens further sanctions against Russia. Then, Yahoo’s earnings look good today. The company has been on an upswing this year, in the wake of a spate of talent hires by CEO Marissa Mayer. But closer examination of Yahoo’s numbers paint a different picture. The company’s stake in Chinese IPO hopeful Alibaba is worth about  $33 billion, given the valuation placed on Alibabs right now. Yahoo’s market cap right now? $33.8 billion. Which begs the question, without Alibaba, what is Yahoo really worth?

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Ukraine's economy, as felt on the street

Apr 15, 2014
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Apr 15, 2014
Inflation in the tax preparation and accounting fees category is up 5.1 percent

Beer: Saving a town from drought

Apr 15, 2014
A brewery steps in when a town's given a grave diagnosis.

What's left of Yahoo without Alibaba

Apr 15, 2014
Yahoo's stake in the Chinese IPO hopeful Alibaba is worth about $33 billion, but their own market cap right now stands at $33.8 billion.

Why farmers can't wait to pick Vidalia onions

Apr 15, 2014
Vidalia onion grower challenges a Georgia state rule that sets April 21 as the earliest date farmers can pack onions for sale.

What's pulling up the Consumer Price Index

Apr 15, 2014
Consumer prices increased more than expected. So what’s becoming more expensive, and why?

This is what the new SAT will look like

Apr 16, 2014
How is the test prep industry is preparing for the changes to the SAT?

As consumer prices increase more than expected, we look at what’s becoming more expensive (food, rents) and why – as well as asking who this will impact the most. Plus, tomorrow the College Board will release “extensive sample items” for the newly designed SAT. The revised test obviously affects students, who will begin taking it in the spring of 2016. But how about the multi-billion dollar test prep industry? We take a look at how they’re preparing for the changes. Also, Russia’s  Finance Minister is warning that his country’s economy could see zero growth this year because of the backlash over Russia’s annexation of Crimea.  Russia has seen capital flight of $63 billion in the first 3 months of this year, as people rushed to convert rubles into other currencies. The news comes as the European Union threatens further sanctions against Russia. Then, Yahoo’s earnings look good today. The company has been on an upswing this year, in the wake of a spate of talent hires by CEO Marissa Mayer. But closer examination of Yahoo’s numbers paint a different picture. The company’s stake in Chinese IPO hopeful Alibaba is worth about  $33 billion, given the valuation placed on Alibabs right now. Yahoo’s market cap right now? $33.8 billion. Which begs the question, without Alibaba, what is Yahoo really worth?

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