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Jan 27, 2016

Marketplace for Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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Citizens and NGOs are mounting lawsuits against officials in Flint; how the strong dollar can weaken a company's earnings; and a look at relations with Cuba through the poultry industry. 

Segments From this episode

Strong dollar makes for weaker profits

Jan 27, 2016
Companies face obstacles with a rising dollar.
Yesterday, Apple reported the slowest iPhone earnings since 2007, which it partially blamed on the the strong dollar. 
Andrew Burton/Getty Images

The DeLorean is back for future production

Jan 27, 2016
The iconic car was bought by a Texas company that will make about 300 a year
The 'Back To The Future' DeLorean DMC-12 seen at the 'Back To The Future' New York special anniversary screening at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on October 21, 2015 in New York City.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Will Trump's debate absence hurt Fox?

Jan 27, 2016
The network has to deliver viewers for advertisers, even without the candidate
Donald Trump speaks during the Republican Presidential debate sponsored by Fox Business earlier this month. Trump has stated that he will not be participating in the upcoming debate hosted by Fox. 
TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

At Oxford, Cecil Rhodes is benefactor and target

Jan 27, 2016
Students publicizing the Victorian tycoon's darker side want a statue of him removed
 The statue of Rhodes at Oriel College at the top of the façade.
Stephen Beard/Marketplace

U.S. businesses eye Iran with enthusiasm and caution

Jan 27, 2016
Some sanctions against Iran are lifted. Breaching those remaining can mean stiff penalties.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani attends a meeting with French ministers and representatives of the Movement of the Enterprises of France in Paris on January 27, 2016.
ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images

Flint water lawsuits highlight government immunity

Jan 27, 2016
A coalition of groups including the ACLU filed suit against the city.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder speaks to the media regarding the status of the Flint water crisis as Michigan Press Secretary Dave Murray watches on January 27, 2016 at Flint City Hall in Flint, Michigan. Lawsuits have been filed against the state of Michigan and city of Flint officials in wake of the water crisis. 
Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

The FCC takes on the set top box

Jan 27, 2016
But you may have to keep paying around $230 for your cable box, for now.

Georgia eyes Cuba for expanding poultry market

Jan 27, 2016
More trade with Cuba could mean big bucks for the state’s poultry industry.
Chickens at the University of Georgia’s Poultry Research Center. 
Elly Yu

Citizens and NGOs are mounting lawsuits against officials in Flint; how the strong dollar can weaken a company’s earnings; and a look at relations with Cuba through the poultry industry. 

Music from the episode

Clever Creatures The Cave Singers
Dollar Bill Hippo Campus
Don't Give Up Peter Gabriel
Slugs Thru Ya Papaya Wu-Tang Clan, Killa Priest, Roc Marciano
Dilettante St. Vincent