Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 16, 2013

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Today, India's currency hit a record low, amid moves by the central bank there to limit the amount of cash that Indian business can send out of the country. One U.S. dollar is currently worth about 62 rupees, compared to 54 rupees back in the Spring. On Sunday, Disney will release "Infinity," a video game for children. It's a mix of new tech and some very familiar characters. The game could be an important test for the company, which has languished in the profitable video game industry. And, ESPN's three decade rein as America's sports network will face a serious challenge tomorrow for the first time in its history with the launch of FOX Sports 1 and 2.

PODCAST: How international companies operate in a violent Egypt

A look at Egypt as companies plan their responses to widespread civil unrest. Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.

Ford lowers mileage rating on C-Max Hybrid

Ford will pay owners of the hybrid car after being sued for misleading customers.
Posted In: Ford, hybrid cars, gas mileage

How multinationals in Egypt are responding to the unrest

A look at Egypt, as companies plan their responses to widespread civil unrest
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring

Disney hopes for magic with Infinity game

Disney is set to launch its Infinity toy-game hybrid products. Will the Mouse House do better with this game than earlier ones?
Posted In: disney, video games

FOX launches sports channels to challenge ESPN

ESPN has been king of the hill in TV sports for three decades. But now FOX Sports aims to do to ESPN what Fox News did to CNN.
Posted In: News Corp., fox sports, Fox, espn

Indian Rupee hits record low

A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.
Posted In: India, inflation, currency

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie opens tonight

Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It's a an opportunity to move Kutcher's career from TV to the big screen. But it could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.
Posted In: ashton kutcher, steve jobs, Silicon Valley, hollywood

Colorado River shortage: What happens when the water runs dry?

The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.
Posted In: colorado, water, enviroment, Agriculture

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Lights Out
Menahan Street Band
Four n Twenty
Cookin' on 3 Burners
The Young Machines (Album Leaf Remix)
Her Space Holiday
Beyond The Beyond
RJD2
Housewife (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Hard (Instrumentals Hip Hop Rap Rnb 2010)
Master Hit