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One high school marching band's $1.2 million ticket to the Rose Parade; a $400 meal at Olive Garden on New Year's Eve; and a $1 billion Pep Boys deal.
Segments From this episode
Demand is on the New Year's Eve menu in Times Square
$800 per person at Bubba Gump's, anyone?
Cleanup concerns raised as coal companies decline
Many have "self-bonded" their costs for reclaiming mines if they should go under.
Puerto Rico prepares to pay back debt
The payment will affect the island's budget and infrastructure.
The cage-rattling strategy of Carl Icahn
He got Pep Boys for $1 billion. But even if he had lost, Icahn would have won.
Panama Canal prepares for bigger vessels
The changes will allow for ships that can carry up to three times the cargo.
German company offering apprenticeships to refugees
Not everyone's on board with the plan, though.
One band's $1.2 million ticket to play the Rose Parade
With 716 members, the Texas squad is the U.S.'s largest high school marching band.
One high school marching band’s $1.2 million ticket to the Rose Parade; a $400 meal at Olive Garden on New Year’s Eve; and a $1 billion Pep Boys deal.
Music from the episode
Stranger Dr. Dog
Take a Walk Passion Pit
Something Good Can Work Two Door Cinema Club
"Fall Back" Dear Jayne Feat. the Dream