Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 30, 2013

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With Brazil and India reporting their economic growth figures today, we take a look at how emerging markets are fairing around the world. Cigarette ads have been banned from TV since 1971. But next month, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, maker of Camels, plans to start airing commercials in Colorado for its new electronic-cigarette. And, it's been the summer of surveillance -- revelations of pervasive government tracking in the name of national security. One industry that raised early warnings about the potential for abuse of tracking technology is, actually, Hollywood.

PODCAST: GE looks to spin off credit card division

General Electric plans to spin off its highly profitable credit card business, which made the company $2.2 billion last year. August was a nasty month to be a stock. And, former players and their families will receive a massive payout, but the NFL has admitted no wrongdoing.

It takes two to text while driving, according to court

A surprising ruling on texting while driving.
Posted In: texting, distracted driving

GE to spin off credit card business

General Electric plans to spin off its highly profitable credit card business, which made the company $2.2 billion last year.
Posted In: General Electric, Credit card

NFL will pay $765M to settle head injury lawsuits

Former players and their families will receive a massive payout, but the NFL has admitted no wrongdoing.
Posted In: NFL, lawsuits, sports injuries

India and Brazil's economic reversal of fortune

Emerging markets that thrived during the recession are seeing the flow of capital dry up.
Posted In: BRICS, brazil, India, emerging markets

Cats on the tracks!

New York City's subway experiences the cutest little delay of all time, yes it did.

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

306,000 tweets per minute, 2 (think gaming), 11,000 requests, and 74 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: Internet, Tech, farmville

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment

Answer the red phone!

In the height of the Cold War, the U.S. and Soviet governments instituted a secure line of communication.
Posted In: soviet union, Cold War, nuclear war, history

A high-tech pair: Flat screen TVs and e-cigarettes

As the e-cigarette market heats up, R.J. Reynolds plans its first TV ad since 1971, when cigarette commercials were banned.
Posted In: e-cigs, R.J. Reynolds

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Hasty Boom Alert
u-Ziq
Miss Teardrop
Felix Laband
Little Man
Little Dragon
What's The Difference (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Alvin Joiner] [Explicit]
Dr. Dre
Sundialing
Caribou

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