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Marketplace for Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Feb 11, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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Behold the new Era of Good feelings on Capitol Hill? Well, maybe not quite. The latest on the state of play, as well as an assessment of whether the government has finally managed to get out of its own way and create the certainty that markets, investors and business leaders say they need. Also: The College Board's AP tests have become a highly successful product line -- more students are taking the tests, which don’t come cheap. Finally, New York may be the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems. Some companies have pledged to switch to natural materials.

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Tesla's 'fair price' China strategy - will it work?

Feb 11, 2014
In China, foreign automakers typically markup the prices of their luxury vehicles by more than 100 percent, just because they can. Tesla has a different strategy.

A closer look at the penny. (A really close look).

Feb 11, 2014
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More students are taking AP exams, which don’t come cheap

Feb 11, 2014
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken AP tests have doubled.

Healthcare teams 'wrapped around' patients

Feb 11, 2014
Making primary and specialty care for the poorest - and sickest - patients accessible

Freelancers: From 'hustlers' into 'heroes for hire'

Feb 11, 2014
As more and more Americans work freelance jobs, a new industry emerges to meet their needs

Kraft takes artificial preservatives out of its singles

Feb 11, 2014
And your grilled cheese sandwich will never be the same

Goldfish have longer attention spans than Americans, and the publishing industry knows it

Feb 11, 2014
Book publishers are taking a page from Netflix's binge-watching-centric business model

Behold the new Era of Good feelings on Capitol Hill? Well, maybe not quite. The latest on the state of play, as well as an assessment of whether the government has finally managed to get out of its own way and create the certainty that markets, investors and business leaders say they need. Also: The College Board’s AP tests have become a highly successful product line — more students are taking the tests, which don’t come cheap. Finally, New York may be the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems. Some companies have pledged to switch to natural materials.

Music from the episode

Nadine Fool's Gold
Please Don't Go Mike Posner