Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 3, 2014

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More than 30,000 machinists could vote today on Boeing's latest contract proposal. At stake is production of the 777X plane, which Boeing says it might move out of Washington after machinists rejected an earlier offer. The stakes are high for machinists, who worry about voting themselves out of jobs, but there are risks for Boeing as well. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh plans to retire after 10 years in power. Twenty years ago, if you mapped where most of the world's poor were concentrated, the result would was that 90 percent lived in the poorest countries. But today, three quarters of the world's poor live in countries that have supposedly graduated to middle income status -- places like India and China. And that's complicating things for aid organizations like the World Bank.
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The NSA is trying to build the fastest computer in the world

The Washington Post is reporting the NSA is trying to build a quantum computer.
Posted In: NSA leaks
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AT&T declares war on T-Mobile

AT&T is going after T-Mobile customers, with a new promotion.
Posted In: AT&T, T-Mobile
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PODCAST: Cheerios to go GMO-free

A look at what happened on the first trading day of the new year. Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. And, which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?
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Quiz: Which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?

Which country gets most of its energy from renewable resources?
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Cuba's drivers don't have to be stuck in the 50s anymore

Cuba has lifted its ban on importing cars.
Posted In: cuba
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Indian PM Manmohan Singh to retire after 10 years

Today, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced his plan to retire after 10 years in power.
Posted In: India
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Cheerios goes no-GMO

Soon, you will be able to buy a box of Cheerios that is GMO-free. General Mills says it will use corn and sugar that have not been genetically modified.
Posted In: GMOS, General Mills
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Obamacare backlog: Walgreen's offers month of drugs

Several pharmacies are offering to provide drugs to folks who've signed up for ACA -- even if their coverage hasn't kicked in yet.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, Walgreen's
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Is the World Bank a victim of its own success?

Three quarters of the world's poor live in middle-income countries.
Posted In: World Bank, poverty
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Boeing's Washington workers vote on contract for 777X. Again.

What's at stake for Boeing and its union workers in the contract vote?
Posted In: Boeing, union vote
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New Year's hangover edition: This week's Silicon Tally

32,256 LED lights, 4.6 million phone numbers and $6.99 ... know what those numbers mean? Must be another Silicon Tally!
Posted In: silicon tally, quiz

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