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Jul 9, 2013

Marketplace for Tuesday, July 9, 2013

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LIBOR is back in the headlines. Do we really have to care? (The answer is 'yes', and we'll tell you why). Also, the Twinkie is back. The new owners of the Hostess company has started to manufacture the pastry again, but with fewer operating costs. What's the economic recipe for the new Twinkie?

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Recreating the feeling of Starbucks, without the high-priced coffee

Jul 9, 2013
A new website can help -- it lets you stream the sound of a local coffee shop to wherever you are

Is Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' just a big data mine?

Jul 9, 2013
Samsung came up with what seemed like a cool promotion: give away a million copies of Jay-Z’s new album. But how it handled the giveaway got it the wrong kind of publicity.

Twinkies are back: And last longer?

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Jul 9, 2013
Twinkie is back in business after a big slim down — cheaper wages, fewer benefits, and other cost-cutting measures.

Everything you need to know about LIBOR but were afraid to ask

Jul 9, 2013
LIBOR is back in the headlines. How does today's news impact me?

Parisian skyscrapers raise sky-high concerns

Jul 9, 2013
Lifted ban on high rise office towers in Paris has created a building boom and controversy in the city of light.

Turning junk metal into a livelihood

Jul 9, 2013
In cities like Milwaukee, where unemployment hovers around 10 percent, scrapping for junk metal has become a way to earn a living.

Surprise! Namibia's economics aren't the same as Laos'

Jul 9, 2013
Developing nations haven't weathered the 2008 financial in the same way. One author says we should stop pretending they have.

A zombie housing development comes back to life

Jul 9, 2013
Many housing developments were mothballed when the housing bubble burst several years ago. In states like California, they're being reanimated as demand for new houses increases.

LIBOR is back in the headlines. Do we really have to care? (The answer is ‘yes’, and we’ll tell you why). Also, the Twinkie is back. The new owners of the Hostess company has started to manufacture the pastry again, but with fewer operating costs. What’s the economic recipe for the new Twinkie?

Music from the episode

(Don't Let Them) Cool Off Peter Bjorn and John
Through The Wind (Instrumental) Nicolay & Kay