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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Feb 12, 2014

Marketplace for Wednesday, February 12, 2014

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A very significant study is out that sheds considerable doubt on the value of regular mammograms. We look at how this might affect the industry and the machine  that has sprung up around the screening test. Next, the subject of Sports Illustrated ’s swimsuit issue is…. Barbie. How did this happen? Who is going to be excited about this publishing event? Finally, legislation in New York would make NY the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems.

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Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Barbie?

Feb 12, 2014
What could be more fitting for Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue than Barbie, in her first swimsuit from 1959?

Imagine a landscape free of shopping carts

Feb 12, 2014
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Study casts doubt on value of mammograms

Feb 12, 2014
But years of awareness campaigns and PSAs have patients asking for them, and doctors prescribing
A woman waits outside the mammogram and women's health services area on the first day of the fourth annual free health clinic at the Los Angeles Sports Arena in downtown Los Angeles September 27, 2012. 
Robyn Beck

California's drought: Bad, but not the whole economy

Feb 12, 2014
California is in the middle of its worst drought in a century. Why isn't that enough to tip the economy?

25 for 25: Leave the big numbers to Janet Yellen

Feb 12, 2014
The numbers we use to measure our economy might not be telling us what we think they are.

How watching the Olympics is like a sport of its own

Feb 12, 2014
Unlike the Olympians I admire, I gave up

The pollutants in your face wash

Feb 12, 2014
Groups say pieces of plastic -- called microbeads -- end up in our waterways

In which Goldman Sachs screws up

Feb 12, 2014
Guess what they gave attendees at their "Women in Computer Science" event

A very significant study is out that sheds considerable doubt on the value of regular mammograms. We look at how this might affect the industry and the machine  that has sprung up around the screening test. Next, the subject of Sports Illustrated ’s swimsuit issue is…. Barbie. How did this happen? Who is going to be excited about this publishing event? Finally, legislation in New York would make NY the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems.

Music from the episode

Sun Hands Local Natives
Champions Dan The Automator, Rakaa, Aceyalone