Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 22, 2013

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A dozen long years ago, kicking off in the city of Doha in Qatar, negotiations began to further liberalize trade rules. On Monday or even as early as Sunday, the World Trade Organization could announce a Doha deal, but the agenda isn't as ambitious as it was in the beginning. The transition to college is tough for any student, but especially for veterans going to college on the post-9/11 G-I Bill. A new report today has some recommendations to ease the transition. And, seven new buildings are going up in New York City's Midtown Manhattan. They are all luxury towers, many just couple of blocks from Central Park. That has some residents concerned about what the buildings will do to open space and light in the park.

Xbox One doesn't look backwards

Critics are complaining the Xbox One isn't backwards compatible.
Posted In: Xbox One, Microsoft

London Tube rides go high tech

Starting soon, London Underground riders will be able to enjoy WiFi and other services.
Posted In: London, public transportation, wifi

PODCAST: The story of your meat, right on the label

Is a Dow at 16,000 high enough for now? The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward lifting a long-standing ban on cell phone calls in-flight. It would permit calls once a plane reaches 10,000 feet. And, new rules say that meat must be labeled with where the animal it came from was born, raised, and slaughtered.

Can you hear me now? I'm 10,000 feet above the ground

The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward lifting a long-standing ban on cell phone calls in-flight. It would permit calls once a plane reaches 10,000 feet.
Posted In: airplane mode, Airlines, airline safety

Senate Democrats go nuclear, maybe blow up any chance for budget deal, too

Senate Democrats made a major change to Senate rules yesterday, and may have also destroyed any chance for a budget compromise.
Posted In: federal budget, Senate

Where's the beef (from)?

New rules say that meat must be labeled with where the animal it came from was born, raised, and slaughtered.
Posted In: meat, Food, labels

A tall tower threatens to darken New York's Central Park

A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: New York City, luxury

Will long awaited WTO deal be 'Doha-lite'?

Is it possible that after 12 years of negotiation that a new global trade deal could be announced this weekend?
Posted In: World Trade Organization, doha, free trade

Post-9/11 GI Bill and the need for support services

Despite concerns that veterans attending college on the post-9/11 GI Bill would struggle, a new review says they have succeeded at many schools.
Posted In: VA GI Bill

How many galaxies can you see? This week's Silicon Tally

3 hours. 20-50 photos. 50 students. 11 percent. 7 billionaires. 3 galaxies. 4 flavors. Do you know what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally

5 sites that will curate your shopping for you

This holiday season is all about 'curation': Top 10 gift lists, lists for items under $50, under $100…you get the idea.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday

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Shafro
Chris Joss
Coffee Cold
Galt MacDermot
Miss Teardrop
Felix Laband
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Julie London