Feb 9, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, February 9, 2016

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Another round of "What is Janet Yellen thinking?" as Chair Yellen heads to congress tomorrow; a look at staff diversity on college campuses; and while oil prices continue to slump, what is OPEC doing?

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Red Lobster gets a boost from Beyoncé

Feb 9, 2016
Looks like Red Lobster's sales got into "Formation"
Beyonce released a single last week that mentioned the seafood chain.
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A university confronts bias in faculty hiring

Feb 9, 2016
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County tries to change how it recruits.
Tyson King-Meadows is chair of the Africana Studies department at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, which is taking new steps to increase faculty diversity.
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Mars Inc. is so over artificial coloring

Feb 9, 2016
Changing the coloring process could be a logistical nightmare for the candy maker.
Mars Inc. will soon be tasting a new rainbow after deciding to no longer use artificial coloring in their products. 
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Is OPEC still doing its job?

Feb 9, 2016
What happens when neither the oil cartel nor anyone else manages supply?
President of the OPEC Conference Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu at a news conference after a meeting of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), at OPEC headquarters in Vienna, Austria on December 4, 2015.
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What's Janet Yellen thinking?

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Feb 9, 2016
The Fed Chair prepares to testify before Congress about markets and the economy
Chair of the US Federal Reserve Janet Yellen testifies before a Joint Economic Committee hearing on 'The Economic Outlook,' on December 3, 2015.
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How can we tell if a recession is upon us?

Feb 9, 2016
New York Times senior economics correspondent Neil Irwin talks about the signs of a recession

Fashion Week is adapting to a changing economy

Feb 9, 2016
The future of Fashion Week is much different than what we're used to
 A view outside of last season's New York Fashion Week. 
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Another round of “What is Janet Yellen thinking?” as Chair Yellen heads to congress tomorrow; a look at staff diversity on college campuses; and while oil prices continue to slump, what is OPEC doing?

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