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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 7, 2013

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Two world leaders -- China President Xi Jinping and U.S. President Barack Obama -- beset by cyber-controversies, have a summit in the desert. The world's richest country, Qatar, has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it's landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation is starting to focus more on spending at home. And happy jobs day! The Labor Department will release its latest unemployment estimate this morning.

In NSA surveillance, what choice do companies have?

New revelations show the federal government’s spying program isn’t contained to just telecommunications giant Verizon.
Posted In: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Obama

Obama adviser: Jobs report shows continued recovery

Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, Unemployment

PODCAST: Phone records, emails, text messages? Oh my

Jobs report is same old, same old, but consumer confidence is up. Qatar draws is foreign spending spree to a close. And is the government tracking text messages? Should they?

Getting to know all about you: Obama and Xi meet

President Obama is set to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping today in California. The leaders' first meeting will likely cover topics ranging from North Korea to cybersecurity and trade. Also on the docket? Getting to know each other.
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, cybersecurity

Qatar curtails its foreign spending spree

The world's richest country has been splurging on international acquisitions. Now that it's landed the 2022 World Cup, the tiny Arab nation has started to focus more on spending at home.
Posted In: Qatar, middle east

Unemployment ticks up to 7.6%, 175,000 jobs added

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 175,000 jobs last month, edging out analyst expectations. The unemployment rate ticked up to 7.6 percent.
Posted In: jobs report, Unemployment

Consumers are upbeat even as job creation lags

Economists see an improvement in consumer confidence, partly driven by the stock market and rising home prices.
Posted In: Jobs, consumer confidence, jobs report, Unemployment

Is your computer part of a botnet? It's hard to tell

Microsoft worked with law enforcement this week to shutdown a massive network of computers being used by criminals called a botnet. What is a botnet? And could you be part of one?
Posted In: Microsoft, hacking, cybercrime

Text vs. phone data: Which is more valuable to the government?

Government tracking of Verizon telephone records raises the question of just how valuable phone information really is. Would it be more useful to track text message records?
Posted In: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining

NSA Internet surveillance confirms privacy concerns

The National Security agency is tapping the servers of nine large U.S. tech companies, including Google, Apple, Yahoo, and Facebook, according to new reports.
Posted In: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Internet

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Left Side Drive
Boards Of Canada
1977
Ana Tijoux
Md2 [Explicit]
Mammut project
In And Out Of Days
C-Mon & Kypski