Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 23, 2013

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The day after the NASDAQ froze, we ask, why? Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi leaves a legacy of economic disaster. The federal government is spending millions of dollars on contracts related to the Affordable Care Act, but private spending to comply with the law is far greater.

PODCAST: Trader Joe's v. Pirate Joe's

Trader Joe's goes after Pirate Joe's for reselling products. Why college endowments don't cover tuition. NASDAQ freezes, fears heat up, and high speed trading is here to stay.

Microsoft stock soars as CEO Steve Ballmer steps aside

Ballmer has led the company at a difficult time for the tech giant, which has struggled to transition its products out of the PC era.
Posted In: Microsoft, Steve Ballmer

NASDAQ freezes, fears heat up, high speed trading here to stay

Chris Low, chief economist at FTN Financial, says glitches like this are bound to keep happening.
Posted In: NASDAQ, stock market

Trader Joe's goes after Pirate Joe's for reselling products

The popular grocer is suing a small business owner for reselling its products in Canada.
Posted In: Canada, Retail, grocery, Food

A rush of Obamacare spending, public and private

The federal government is spending millions of dollars on contracts related to the Affordable Care Act, and private spending to comply with the law is far greater.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health exchanges

Why college endowments don't cover tuition

As President Obama pressures colleges to limit tuition increases, could colleges with wealthy endowments use some of that money to offset the rising cost of higher education?
Posted In: higher education, endowments, university endowments

Egypt's Morsi leaves legacy of economic 'disaster'

Egypt's deposed President, Mohamed Morsi, inherited a country in economic shambles. His largely ineffectual response only exacerbated the problem.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, morsi

The FCC expands plans for broadband

It's part of the Connect America Fund, and it's targeted at 600,000 rural homes and businesses that don't have broadband infrastructure.
Posted In: fcc, broadband, Internet, Mark Zuckerberg

How well do you know the Internet? This week's Silicon Tally

19.68 seconds, 1 in 5 Americans, 71 million, and 78.9 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: buzzfeed, Internet, Tech

Could Google Glass help people with autism?

Paul Louden is a Google Glass Explorer. The Texan scored an early pair of the wired glasses by telling Google he was on a particular mission: to help people with autism.
Posted In: disability, autism, Google Glass

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The Lower We Fly
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