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Marketplace: Cuba and oil

6 hours 28 min ago
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

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

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

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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Oil, inflation and household debt

December 12, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Friday Dec. 12, 2014: If there’s a global surplus of oil, where's it sloshing around? We look at how countries are stockpiling. Plus, with inflation low, we ask what's the ideal rate. Finally, American household debt has fallen in comparison to incomes. We investigate the “magic number” for debt loads in a healthy economy.
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Derivatives, gas prices and Twitter

December 11, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Thursday Dec. 11, 2014: We explain everything you need to know about derivatives. Plus,nbsp;Americans are saving a buck a gallon on gas these days. Where’s that extra money going? Finally,nbsp;Instagram just passed Twitter in monthly users and announced yesterday that it plans to start cracking down harder on fake followers.nbsp;
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Uber and climate change

December 10, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Wednesday Dec. 10, 2014: Uber’s reputation has taken a few big hits just this week. We look at the damage to Uber's reputation and ask what it can do to recover. Plus, we take a look at thenbsp;United Nations climate change conference. Some countries that formerly held back are now stepping forward.nbsp;
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The Fed, oil prices and hackers

December 9, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014: Members of the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee have entered their quiet period ahead of next week’s meeting. We look at how they are handling interest rates. Plus, falling oil prices are good, right? In a fossil-fuel based global economy, the consumer winners greatly outnumber the oil-producer losers. Finally, we look atnbsp;businesses that benefit from a security breach like the Sony hacks. They don’t just profit off the victims, but off the fear of would-be victims.
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Antibiotics, Cosmo and the dollar

December 8, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Monday Dec. 8, 2014: Are big drug companies finally being persuaded to research new antibiotics as opposed to more profitable drugs for cancer and chronic conditions? Plus,nbsp;Cosmopolitan and CoverGirl just announced their joint sponsorship of New York Time Square’s New Year’s Eve celebrations for 2015. Finally, the dollar is up. Which is great, isn’t it? Well, maybe not if you’re an emerging economy. nbsp;
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Tesla, Starbucks and gentrification

December 5, 2014 - 3:00pm
Airing on Friday Dec. 5, 2014: Tesla is building a battery factory outside of Reno that has electric companies scared. The idea is to build batteries that can store the solar power collected by rooftop solar panels. Plus,nbsp;Starbucks has plans to open dozens of stores selling pricey craft coffees. The gourmet coffee trend is spreading to hip neighborhoods across the country.nbsp;
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