Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 22, 2013
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Casual dining takes a backseat to more informal restaurant chains. Mississippi River mayors unite to fight for federal infrastructure funding. And it's going to be another long weekend in Cyprus as the country's government scrambles to come up with a new bailout plan. How are countries around the continent reacting?
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Drillers and environmental organizations try to set fracking standards together. As Dell looks to go private, what is the company worth? And, the latest on Cyprus.
Posted In: Mississippi River, Congress, infrastructure
Mayors along the Mississippi River say more funding is needed to shore up aging infrastructure.
Posted In: fracking, shale gas, energy, Oil
Can natural-gas companies and environmental groups together set standards for fracking that will win the public's trust? An experiment in Pennsylvania will try.
Posted In: mastercard, digital wallet, paypal
Could electronic wallets become as common as cellphones? Paypal and Google sure hope so. But Mastercard has a plan for this future, too.
Posted In: drones, Law, Tech
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been looking into the use of drones in America and how they might affect privacy. The federal government is working on new rules that could expand permits for drones in the coming years.