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Host Kai Ryssdal and the Marketplace radio team bring you business and economics news in a laid back, easy to follow format. Marketplace covers broad economic trends and stories relevant to your personal finances. Up to the minute money news on demand, new podcast episodes every Monday- Friday.
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10-20-2014 Marketplace the Sustained Drop
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IBM is paying someone $1.5 billion to buy its chipmaker division. Sometimes it’s more cost effective to pay someone to take a division off your hands than to wind it down yourself. Plus, The drop in oil prices looks like a sustained drop - which amounts to a 20 percent discount on one of the global economy’s chief drivers. This is a dramatic economic development with many potential consequences.