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What Fidel Castro's death means for U.S.-Cuba relations

Nov 28, 2016
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David Brancaccio

With Fidel Castro's death, what might have been a low priority in the Trump administration is jumping up the agenda: what to do about business deals between the U.S. and Cuba.

John Kavulich, president of the nonpartisan U.S. Cuba Trade and Economic Council, joined us to talk about Cuba's future and what Castro's death means for the country's relationship with the U.S. 

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New York's Fifth Avenue is under fire

Nov 28, 2016
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Sally Herships

You know when you ask a 13-year-old comic book fan about the X-Men? That’s what Gene Spiegelman, vice president of retail services for North America at Cushman & Wakefield, a real estate services company, is like about Fifth Avenue.

“We could walk down the street all day long and I could tell you a story about every space, every building. How Abercrombie & Fitch used to be Fendi,” he said.

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Amy Scott

When you think of a traditional “college student” you might not picture someone who’s over 25, or has a family. But a new study finds that about 70 percent of people pursuing a bachelor’s degree are these “nontraditional” students. Student advocates say colleges are going to have to find a way to cater to their needs and help them graduate. 

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Trump and Brexit votes similar, not identical

Nov 27, 2016
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Sam Beard

"Brexit” became a battle cry for Donald Trump during the presidential election campaign.

“This is going to be Brexit plus, plus, plus!” he declared at a number of his rallies.

And he was right. His victory created even more of a shock than Britain’s unexpected vote, in a referendum last June, to leave the European Union.

But how connected are these two big and shocking electoral upsets?  

Marketplace Tech for Monday, November 28, 2016

Nov 27, 2016
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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about the growing number of ways to combine charity with shopping; interview New York Times columnist Tom Friedman about his new work, "Thank You For Being Late"; and look at Google's Neural Machine Translation system, an invention that's created its own internal language. 

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Marketplace

On today's show, we'll talk about predictions for global growth in 2017; a rise in nontraditional college students; and the differences between Trump and Brexit supporters. 

Picture this: You're at a park, on a walk, with a baby. A friendly middle-aged man approaches you and tells you your stroller could be really dangerous.

You might think this man is crazy. But maybe not if you knew he's the nation's product safety chief.

When you gaze long into an abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

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In An Automated Car Economy, Who Will Lose?

Nov 26, 2016
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UK Heinz Beans Ad Banned Over Safety Fears

Nov 26, 2016
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New overtime rules that would increase the pay for over 4 million American workers were supposed to take effect next week. Businesses have been preparing to meet those regulations. But this week, a federal judge blocked that Labor Department order.

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