Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 17, 2014
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President Obama is expected to announce some changes to the National Security Agency today. But are Americans really bothered by NSA surveillance? The NAACP is issuing a report card on diversity in the banking industry, and it doesn’t look good. The highest grade was a C+. And Shell Oil Company reported significantly weaker profits. The oil giant says it was hit by higher exploration costs and lower oil and gas volumes.
Hey Smoking, you can add diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis to your list too! Studying abroad in Latin America gets a big boost. And when keeping up with the Jones' means getting your own private water well.
Posted In: smoking, Surgeon General
A new report out by the Surgeon General says smoking is a lot worse than we thought.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas
The company is reporting weak profits. Shell says it was hit by higher exploration costs and lower oil and gas volumes.
Posted In: silicon tally
This week's Silicon Tally has some interesting Google & Nest news. How closely have you been following the tech happenings this week?
Posted In: illegal trading, insider trading, chat rooms
Scheming and dealing in chat rooms.
Posted In: banking, diversity
Plus a poll: Do you think your bank cares about diversity?
Posted In: texas, drought
Austin has banned watering lawns and raised rates for city water. So affluent residents are drilling private wells.