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Marketplace for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Jan 15, 2013

Coca-Cola has been accused for years of contributing to the obesity epidemic, but its new ads suggest it wants to join the fight against fat. School bus drivers in New York are going on strike tomorrow in hopes of getting…

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Final Note

Alleged mobster says he knows where Jimmy Hoffa is buried

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 15, 2013
Jimmy Hoffa was last seen in 1975, and now a convicted mobster says he's "certain" he knows where Jimmy Hoffa's body is buried.

New York City school bus drivers prepare to strike

by Amy Scott Jan 15, 2013
If drivers walk off the job, more than 150,000 students could be looking for a ride to school.

Walmart promises to hire vets: What are the challenges?

by Kai Ryssdal Jan 15, 2013
Even with big promises from major employers such as Walmart, the employment of returning military poses challenges.

Facebook launches search for people, photos, places and interests

by Queena Kim Jan 15, 2013
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the rollout of a new, seemingly obvious feature: search. With one billion users and a lot of data, Facebook has a private trove to mine.

Tackling piracy with a private 'navy'

by Stephen Beard Jan 15, 2013
Pirates are no longer a relic of the distant past. Many ships have been attacked in the Indian Ocean by modern Somali pirates. One entrepreneur is now offering private protection vessels to shipping companies. He says these may be more…

Mexico's Carlos Slim funds Khan Academy in Spanish

by Jeff Tyler Jan 15, 2013
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, the world's richest man, wants to fund the translation of online Khan Academy classes into Spanish. He believes this will widen educational opportunity in Mexico.

Warby Parker tries to re-focus eyeglass industry

by Dan Bobkoff Jan 15, 2013
Warby Parker sells quality glasses for $95, using in-house design and online sales to undercut high price mark ups by big players like Luxottica.

Coke fights a new consumer battle: Obesity

by David Weinberg Jan 15, 2013
Sugared drinks are under attack for contributing to obesity, especially among children. Coke's new campaign acknowledges the concern.
Commentary

The digital age has changed what it means to 'search'

by Marketplace Contributor Jan 15, 2013
As more sites look to monetize web search functions, a commentator questions what it means 'to search.'

More From This Episode

Coca-Cola has been accused for years of contributing to the obesity epidemic, but its new ads suggest it wants to join the fight against fat. School bus drivers in New York are going on strike tomorrow in hopes of getting more job security. Dan Bobkoff reports that in the eyeglasses industry, more competition could drive down prices in the foreseeable future. The world’s richest man, Carlos Slim, has partnered with Khan Academy to bring free education to Spanish speakers. One entrepreneur is starting a private navy in hopes of warding off pirates in the Indian Ocean. And commentator Nicholas Carr talks about the transformation of the search engine.

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