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Marketplace for Tuesday November 25, 2014

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People in Ferguson are dealing with police actions, fires, and closings of businesses and schools. We look at the long-term setback in light of the years of redevelopment work in the area. Plus, just who counts those calories in the fast-food items that we see displayed? How do they do it, and how real are the numbers?


Segments From this episode

Loretta Lynch's track record

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Nov 17, 2014
The nominee for U.S. attorney general is independent and "willing to follow an investigation wherever it leads, regardless of the politics," says New York's attorney general.
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Making it a meatless Thanksgiving with Tofurky

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 25, 2014
Kai Ryssdal talks to Seth Tibbott, founder and president of the Tofurky company.

China's smoking ban distracts from a larger issue

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 25, 2014
A Stanford anthropologist calls the ban a "sideshow" and points out that the country is a "superpower" of cigarette production.

On-the-ground coverage from protests Ferguson

by Adam Allington and Tony Wagner Nov 25, 2014
Marketplace's Adam Allington is in Missouri covering the grand jury decision.
Final Note

Flight school: JetBlue to offer educational videos

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 25, 2014
By the end of the year, the airline plans to provide you with an eggheaded excuse to avoid talking to the passenger next to you.

How restaurants calculate calorie counts

by Tracey Samuelson Nov 25, 2014
New FDA rules will require more businesses to post calorie counts. Most of them will turn to a database to help them (roughly) figure it out.

A new high-tech shopping helper: Dressing room mirrors

by Sam Harnett Nov 25, 2014
Dressing room mirrors with touch screens that tell stores about your preferences and buying habits are part of a wider push to track online and offline shopping activity.

Social networks head to the office

by Nova Safo Nov 25, 2014
It's called 'enterprise tech,' and it's growing: Microsoft, Google, IBM and maybe now Facebook are involved.

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