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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 29, 2013

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Banks are open for the second day in Cyprus after two weeks of closure. From the outside, things appear to be going okay. The president of Cyprus said this morning that the country will not leave the euro. An energy company wants to build the U.S.'s tallest structure. It's not an office building, but a giant tower aimed at producing clean energy. And how should the FDA regulate medical smartphone apps?

Consumer watchdog bares it all; Banks complain

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dumped over 100,000 complaints, in 11 computer languages, for “civic hacking.” Banks complain that it’s not filtered for accurate complaints.
Posted In: CFPB, big data, federal government, Credit Cards

PODCAST: Downdraft tower, 'Today' show power

Turmoil at 'Today' show could spell big trouble for NBC. America's tallest structure could generate clean energy.

Could EPA sulfur cuts affect gas prices?

The Environmental Protection Agency is expected to propose a new rule today that will require refiners to cut the amount of sulfur in gasoline by two thirds.
Posted In: EPA, enviroment, Obama, pollution, gas

New York Auto Show opens on industry high note

Automobile Magazine's New York editor Jamie Kitman joins Marketplace from the floor of the New York Auto Show to discuss the car market and how relaxed credit terms have customers buying again.
Posted In: Auto, auto industry, auto market, New York

Why mess with an undersea Egyptian Internet cable?

The Egyptian Navy says it caught three men trying to cut a big Internet cable that runs under the Mediterranean causing slow downs in the country and as far away as Pakistan.
Posted In: Internet, Egypt, Tech

Cyprus calm but crisis effects ripple

Banks are open for the second day in Cyprus after two weeks of closure. From the outside, things appear to be calm. The President of Cyprus said this morning that the country will not leave the euro.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout, Europe debt crisis

Turmoil at 'Today' show could spell big trouble for NBC

NBC's 'Today' show has ceded its long-held number one position in the ratings to Good Morning America amid a high profile, unsuccessful tryout of Ann Curry as co-host.
Posted In: NBC, Today show, tv, media

America's tallest structure would generate power

A Maryland energy company wants to build the world's third-tallest structure to generate downdraft power in the Arizona desert.
Posted In: wind power, nuclear, clean energy

Digital Easter eggs: A developer's secret message to you

In the digital world, an Easter egg is a hidden message snuck into a computer program, video game, or website where it shouldn’t be.
Posted In: Google, Easter, Easter eggs, software, video games

Medical apps get the once over from the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is putting together clearer guidelines for medical apps that need to be approved.
Posted In: smart phones, mobile, mobile apps, FDA

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Counseling (Instrumental)
RJD2
Move On (feat. Paul MacInnes) [Instrumental]
The Bamboos
You're So Good To Me
Cochemea Gastelum
Waves
Joey Bada$$
Mad Blunted Jazz
Move On (feat. Paul MacInnes) [Instrumental]
The Bamboos