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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 19, 2013

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Detroit's many titles: Motor City, Motown, bankrupt. How can the city repay its debts? A new report shows the practice of flipping houses is back, but the geography has, well, flipped. The business of bad movies and their sequels. And FIFA announces World Cup ticket prices.

Detroit's bankruptcy: The national implications

Chris Low, chief economist with FTN Financial, explains why Detroit's bankruptcy will impact each and every state around the country.
Posted In: Detroit, bankruptcy, bonds, pensions

PODCAST: Detroit bankruptcy either a disease or cure

Vanderbilt's football team fights to put fans in the stands. A small business owner in Detroit shares his reaction to the city's bankruptcy.

Could retail tracking lead to customer discrimination?

Retail stores have moved beyond Internet cookies to physical tracking, what's the big deal?
Posted In: Retail, surveillance, big data, web tracking

Detroit deli owner on bankruptcy: 'It's a disease or cure scenario'

A small business owner shares his take on the bankruptcy and his hopes for Detroit's future.
Posted In: Detroit, Michigan, Kevyn Orr, bankruptcy, municipality

Meet Big Bertha, Seattle's ginormous tunnel boring machine

Big Bertha, named for former city mayor Bertha Knight Landes, will dig up to 100 feet a day and build a massive tunnel under the city for a new freeway.
Posted In: Seattle, infrastructure, construction

ACLU warns of license plate tracking

The American Civil Liberties Union says it has found another instance of Americans being tracked by the government. Not online, but on the road through license plate tracking.
Posted In: aclu, surveillance, NSA leaks

Why Hollywood loves sequels, adaptations and reboots

Blame television, blame the international audience, blame money, and blame yourselves.
Posted In: Entertainment, movies, hollywood

The housing market is flipping out

A new report explores the uptick in speculative home flipping -- though the geography of flipping has, well, flipped.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, flipping, housing market

Venture capital investing comes back...a little

This is ‘no tech bubble’ says the head of the National Venture Capital Association. Even as the economy has improved, venture has not rebounded much.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity

Vanderbilt's football team fights to put fans in the stands

Vanderbilt still has the poorest attendance record in the Southeastern Conference even though it’s coming off its best season in a century.
Posted In: college sports, Sports, football, college

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Do You Believe? (James Curd Instrumental Mix)
Poolside
Mi Mujer
Nicolas Jaar
Long Journey
Allah-Las
Didn't Cha Know
Erykah Badu