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Marketplace for Tuesday June 10, 2014
Jun 10, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday June 10, 2014

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Iraq's war agains internal militants is hurting its oil production, but overall production is okay. OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, hopes Saudi Arabia will keep its pumps on 11 million barrels more a day to make up for Libya and Iran. Longer-term, OPEC is still looking at a worldwide glut that could force its members to cut back. Plus, nutritionists want WIC, the program for pregnant women and mothers with small children, to stop promoting white potatoes as a vegetable. There are, like, actual vegetables that deserve more notice. Potato growers aren't amused. Also, BP has just got permission to use drones for its oil operations in Alaska- this is the first government-approved use of a drone over land in the US. Drones equal business opportunites for private companies, and the pressure on the FAA to approve the commercial use of drones is mounting. We look at who else is lining up for FAA permission to do this, from filmmakers to pizza companies.

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The biggest match in the World Cup: Nike vs. Adidas

Jun 10, 2014
The World Cup is a rare opportunity to market products to the entire world.

Coca-Cola ventures again into U.K. waters

Jun 10, 2014
After a flop with Dasani bottled water in the U.K., Coca Cola is returning there.

How big is Iraq's oil industry now?

Jun 10, 2014
Iraq's oil production was booming before a pipeline to Turkey was bombed.

Potatoes fight to get on the WIC nutrition list

Jun 10, 2014
Potato growers want the WIC program to include potatoes as an approved vegetable.

Why florists, farmers and beer brewers want drones

Jun 10, 2014
BP was granted the first approved use of drones over land. Now, who's next?

What should your political memoir be called?

Jun 10, 2014
Time magazine made a memoir title generator to help.

Iraq’s war agains internal militants is hurting its oil production, but overall production is okay. OPEC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, hopes Saudi Arabia will keep its pumps on 11 million barrels more a day to make up for Libya and Iran. Longer-term, OPEC is still looking at a worldwide glut that could force its members to cut back. Plus, nutritionists want WIC, the program for pregnant women and mothers with small children, to stop promoting white potatoes as a vegetable. There are, like, actual vegetables that deserve more notice. Potato growers aren’t amused. Also, BP has just got permission to use drones for its oil operations in Alaska- this is the first government-approved use of a drone over land in the US. Drones equal business opportunites for private companies, and the pressure on the FAA to approve the commercial use of drones is mounting. We look at who else is lining up for FAA permission to do this, from filmmakers to pizza companies.

Music from the episode

Fast As You Can Fiona Apple
Nobody Beg You Femi Kuti