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.
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Posted In: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Obama
New revelations show the federal government’s spying program isn’t contained to just telecommunications giant Verizon.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, Unemployment
Alan Krueger, chairman of the president's council of economic advisers, discusses the latest jobs report and what it means for the recovery.
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?
Posted In: China, Xi Jinping, cybersecurity
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: Microsoft, hacking, cybercrime
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: Verizon, text messages, cell phones, data mining
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: nsa, FBI, surveillance, Internet
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.