Marketplace Morning Report for Friday August 15, 2014

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Ever wonder how the price of silver is set? For more than a hundred years, silver prices have been set globally in something called a silver fix. But that's about to change. Plus, Samsung recently did a little home shopping The South Korean electronics giant snapped up a start-up called "Smart Things" for around $200 million. It's a U.S. company that specializes in smart-home controllers. But Samsung isn't the only one seeing profit potential in the so-called internet of things. Hackers see it, too. And they're worried that if companies specializing in smart devices don't take the time to install proper security, hackers with bad intentions will use the internet of things to invade entire households.  

Baseball players make out like one-percenters

Like other top earners, their pay went up much faster than the average worker's.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, business of sports

PODCAST: The rise of the SWAT team

SWAT teams, frequent flier miles, and a high tech football stadium.

Don't waste your frequent flier miles!

Airlines hope you'll spend miles on things other than free flights. Should you?
Posted In: Airlines, frequent fliers

Heard of the Internet of Things? So have hackers.

Hackers say manufacturers aren’t taking basic steps to secure smart devices.
Posted In: internet of things, cybersecurity, hackers

SWAT teams are a growing presence in law enforcement

Since the 1960s, more local police departments have added their own SWAT team.
Posted In: police, riots, Ferguson
Levi Stadium

49ers new stadium is a high-tech showcase

The venue boasts new technology, hoping to revolutionize the fans' experience.
Posted In: 49ers, baseball, wifi

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Hasty Boom Alert
Cissy Strut
The Meters
You've Been Spiked
Thunder Chicken
The Mighty Imperials
You've Been Spiked
Do You Believe? (James Curd Instrumental Mix)

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