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Marketplace for Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Mar 18, 2014

Marketplace for Tuesday, March 18, 2014

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The U.S. is inching toward the 6.5 percent unemployment rate the Fed has set as its target, but as it considers continuing its stimulus program, it has to decide whether this 6.5 percent rate is the 6.5 percent rate it wanted.  Also: Sanctions are on the agenda in the Crimean penninsula. But American companies doing business in Russia may be reluctant to see any further deterioration of relations between Washington and Moscow. Finally: Walmart is getting into the very lucrative used games business -- a space many other big retailerse have failed to crack. 

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The year the big screen came to the little screen

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Three floods in three years? Yeah, we'll buy your house

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Mar 18, 2014
After Hurricane Sandy, the state of New Jersey planned to buy 1,300 flood-prone homes and demolish them. What's taking so long?

American businesses wary of sanctions in Russia

Mar 18, 2014
Why American companies in Russia may be on alert for further deterioration between Washington and Moscow.
An ad for US soft drink giant Pepsi is seen in Moscow February 29, 2012.
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Fed stops targeting 6.5% unemployment

Mar 18, 2014
The U.S. is inching toward the unemployment rate the Fed had set as its goal.

Why Wal-Mart will buy your used video game

Mar 18, 2014
Customers will be able to trade in old games for store credit, and Wal-Mart will sell the used games.

Steve Jobs 'Wouldn't want Tim Cook to do better than he did'

Mar 18, 2014
The author of the new book "Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs" says Apple's best day are behind it.

Frozen foods: not your dad's Hungryman

Mar 18, 2014
Self Magazine has launched a line of frozen foods.

Only half of us will accept robot domination

Mar 18, 2014
However, a study from MIT suggests half of us... will.

Signing up new patients is just the beginning

Mar 18, 2014
Getting signed up for health insurance or Medicaid is just the first step in getting quality medical care.

The U.S. is inching toward the 6.5 percent unemployment rate the Fed has set as its target, but as it considers continuing its stimulus program, it has to decide whether this 6.5 percent rate is the 6.5 percent rate it wanted.  Also: Sanctions are on the agenda in the Crimean penninsula. But American companies doing business in Russia may be reluctant to see any further deterioration of relations between Washington and Moscow. Finally: Walmart is getting into the very lucrative used games business — a space many other big retailerse have failed to crack. 

Music from the episode

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