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12/26/2014 Marketplace - Raises for everyone!

Marketplace - December 26, 2014 - 1:47pm
Is 2015 the year we all get a raise? Disney tries its hand at darker movies with "Into the Woods." And a guide to buying all the things money can't buy.
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Marketplace: Ugly sweater edition

Marketplace - December 25, 2014 - 1:21pm
Airing on Thursday December 25, 2014: Ugly holiday sweaters have a renaissance ... a must-have Christmas toy still tops gift lists three decades later ... and why you can copyright music but not a recipe.
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Marketplace: Christmas music and volatility

Marketplace - December 24, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Wednesday December 24, 2014: It's been a while since we've seen the kind of volatility that the market is experiencing right now. Many say this particular period could signal the end of the bull market. Plus,nbsp;Sony’s "The Interview" will open in some 200 movienbsp;theatersnbsp;on Christmas Day. It also will be available via video on demand. We look at thenbsp;economics of a theatrical release competingnbsp;withnbsp;streaming services. Finally, we look at the business of releasing a Christmas album. How much money do these artists actually make? Hint: not much.
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Marketplace: Nicaragua and the Dow

Marketplace - December 23, 2014 - 3:00pm
With the Dow at 18,000, GDP at 5 percent, and consumer spending and sentiment up, is the stock market a good reflection of the economy? Plus,nbsp;Nicaragua, one of the poorest nations in the Americas, broke ground on a cross-country canal that it hopes will compete with its rival in Panama. Discussed for centuries, the canal is expected to be built in five years – by a Chinese company. As the project begins, there are concerns about an increasing commercial Chinese footprint in Central America.
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Marketplace: OPEC and hepatitus C

Marketplace - December 22, 2014 - 1:45pm
Airing on Monday December 22, 2014: Why don’t the OPEC countries cut production and thereby boost prices for the oil they sell? Also, pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts chooses a newnbsp;hepatitisnbsp;C drug from AbbVie pharmaceuticals as the exclusive option for its patients. We look at how pricing works for hepatitis C drugs and ask if this deal might usher in more overall price competitionnbsp;amongnbsp;drug companies.
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Marketplace: North Korea and college ratings

Marketplace - December 19, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Friday December 19, 2014: The U.S. has promised a "proportional" response to North Korea over the "state sponsored" Sony hack. What might that look like? Plus, after a couple years in the making, the framework for a government college ratings system is out. We look at how hard it is to create a bang-for-your-buck ratings system for American colleges and universities. nbsp;
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Marketplace: Cuba and oil

Marketplace - December 18, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Thursday Dec. 18, 2014: Thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba will open up Cuba to American business. Is this a great business opportunity or just a mirage? Plus, the price of oil is incorporated into many consumer products, including tires. Petroleum is a major component in tires, but don’t expect the price of those wheels to drop any time soon. Finally, we look at what the price of a barrel of oil really means.
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Marketplace: The Interview and law school

Marketplace - December 17, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014: Our take on the latest updates from the Sony hacks.nbsp;Plus, law school enrollment is way down. We look at how that's related to the cost-cutting going on in the practice of law.
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Marketplace: AMC and the ruble

Marketplace - December 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014: AMC theaters are offering a subscription deal. For $100 a month, you can see as many movies as you like. We look at how businesses are using auto-pay subscription models. Plus,nbsp;Russia'snbsp;central bank raised interest rates overnight by 17 percent in an unsuccessful attempt to stem the continuing decline of the ruble.nbsp;With the failure of this latest effort to shore up its currency, Russia’s economic turmoil is affecting global markets as investors lose confidence.
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Marketplace: Sony, Petsmart and Antonio Weiss

Marketplace - December 15, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Monday Dec. 15, 2014: What have the Sony leaks revealed about the company's corporate strategy? And what can Sony do to prevent further dissemination and exploitation of this information? Plus, PetSmart was acquired for $8.7 billion by BC Partners. We take a closer look at the buyout. Finally,nbsp;President Obama nominated investment banker Antonio Weissnbsp;for treasury undersecretary. We take a look at the job description for this position. nbsp;
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