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Mar 15, 2016

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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FDA takes strong step to improve generic drug competition; what low gas prices mean for everyday spending; and the social cost of a boom in shopping mall developments in Mexico

Segments From this episode

What cheap gas means to Americans

Mar 14, 2016
Low prices at the pump most benefit those financially struggling to get by
Low gas prices in February. 
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Why music publishing is still lucrative

Mar 15, 2016
Sony is about to fully own one of the most important music publishing catalogs.
Michael Jackson announcing his comeback concerts, months before he passed away.
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Is Cuba ready for American business?

Mar 15, 2016
Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal speaks with FT Alphaville reporter Cardiff Garcia on the effects of reduced sanctions for business that wish to open in Cuba.
Cuba and the United States continue to restore a diplomatic relationship.
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Some question the social cost of Mexican mall boom

Mar 15, 2016
Some see a sign of economic health, others one more example of global inequality.
The Oasis shopping center in Coyoacan, Mexico City. 
Alex Schmidt

The dark territory of Cyberwarfare

Mar 15, 2016
What do Reagan, a sci-fi movie, and a train station master all have in common?

FDA takes step to improve generic drug competition

Mar 15, 2016
We'd pay a lot more if it wasn’t for generics, which amount to as much as 85% of what we take.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

FDA takes strong step to improve generic drug competition; what low gas prices mean for everyday spending; and the social cost of a boom in shopping mall developments in Mexico

Music from the episode

WKNDS The Stationary Set
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Michael Jackson
Gold Silver Diamond Generationals
58th St Gap Dream
Elevator Headphone Japancakes