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Marketplace for Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Dec 24, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, December 24, 2013

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Toys R Us is staying open for 87 straight hours for last minute shoppers. Also, do people with birthdays on Christmas really get fewer presents? Marketplace’s Adriene Hill went in search of the answer. Plus, it’s been a monster year for companies going public, and that means this holiday season the newly-rich employees of those companies will have to manage their friends and families gift expectations. Finally, Ukraine, one of Europe's biggest countries, has been courted by east and west - the European Union offered Ukraine an historic free trade deal,  Russia wants Kiev to join ITS economic bloc. 

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$40 million fund for victims of Bangladesh garment tragedy

Dec 24, 2013
Families of victims of the fire, and survivors, could receive an average of $25,000 from a new compensation fund. How far does that go in Bangladesh?

Ukraine: Protests in cities, outrage in villages

Dec 24, 2013
This past weekend, somewhere near 100,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital city, Kiev.

No banks have opened in 3 years ... until now

Dec 24, 2013
After years of no banks opening, the first one opened its doors a few weeks ago--but this isn't your ordinary bank.
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Happy Birthday! Merry Christmas!

Dec 24, 2013
Instead of a rousing surprise party, and everyone singing for you ... you get your neighbors' earnest caroling.

Stockbrokers go wild in 'Wolf of Wall Street'

Dec 24, 2013
Are moviegoers ready to laugh with Wall Street five years after the recession?

Stamp prices tick up ... again

Dec 24, 2013
Regulators said first-class postage stamp prices will increase $0.03 next year.

Post-Twitter IPO: "Suddenly everyone thinks you’re Santa Claus"

Dec 24, 2013
Things can get a little awkward this time of year for the newly-rich, as certain friends and family members raise their holiday gift expectations.

What's Toys R Us like at 1 a.m. on Christmas Eve?

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Dec 24, 2013
Many stores were open continuously for several days leading up to Christmas.

Toys R Us is staying open for 87 straight hours for last minute shoppers. Also, do people with birthdays on Christmas really get fewer presents? Marketplace’s Adriene Hill went in search of the answer. Plus, it’s been a monster year for companies going public, and that means this holiday season the newly-rich employees of those companies will have to manage their friends and families gift expectations. Finally, Ukraine, one of Europe’s biggest countries, has been courted by east and west – the European Union offered Ukraine an historic free trade deal,  Russia wants Kiev to join ITS economic bloc. 

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