Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, October 25, 2013

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Inflation in Japan is near a 5 year high -- up 0.7 percent. That's actually a positive headline. The world's third largest economy has been trying to climb out of a fifteen year hole of sputtering growth, and prices so low that they hurt the currency. And, roughly half of the kids who head off to public school this morning will qualify for free or reduced-price meals. For a family of four, that means living on less than $44,000 a year. Every fall, schools scramble to make sure as many eligible kids as possible are signed up for those lunches. Now, some schools are trying out a new approach.

PODCAST: Samsung makes record profits, but it's still Apple's world

A little good news on the economic front. Maybe. Maybe? No matter how many handsets Samsung sells, Apple may always dominate the conversation. And, the number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.

Former NSA chief finds out what it's like to be spied on

If you're a former high ranking intelligence official giving an anonymous interview bashing the Obama administration on a train, make sure no one with a Twitter account is in earshot.
Posted In: nsa, Twitter, surveillance

FDA wants tighter restrictions on hydrocodone

The FDA recommends making hydrocodone a Schedule II narcotic, like its more powerful relative, oxycodone.
Posted In: drugs, prescription

Durable goods orders paint mixed picture

A little good news on the economic front. Maybe. Maybe?
Posted In: durable goods, economic indicators

Airline profits driven by higher fares, bag fees

The U.S. airline industry is expected to earn a whopping $6.5 billion this year.
Posted In: Airlines, quarterly report

Will Samsung always be Pepsi to Apple's Coke?

No matter how many handsets Samsung sells, Apple may always dominate the conversation.
Posted In: samsung, apple, iPhone, Google Android

Vermont's craft breweries: 'We have more than we deserve'

The number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.
Posted In: Vermont, craft beer

Making school meals free for everyone

About half of public school children today qualify for free and reduced-price meals at school. A new federal option allows high-poverty schools to feed all students at no charge.
Posted In: school lunches, Education

Good news: Japan inflation at 5 year high

Prices are up in Japan -- and that's a good thing.
Posted In: Japan, inflation

How well do you know the internet? This week's Silicon Tally

$0, $9 billion, over 376,000 versus 613,000 followers, 6 years in prison: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally

Users booted from Wikipedia over 'sock puppetry' accusations

A look at the practice of "sock puppetry" on Wikipedia, where users maintain multiple accounts to trick other editors.
Posted In: Wikipedia

The Twitter effect: Will Pinterest benefit from the IPO?

If Twitter’s IPO takes off, that will impact how investors view other private social media sites.
Posted In: IPO, roadshow, Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat

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The Young Machines (Album Leaf Remix)
Her Space Holiday
Out Of My Head (made famous by Lupe Fiasco feat Trey Songz) [Instrumental Version]
Off The Record
Clutter
Ronald Jenkees
Piranha
Cookin' on 3 Burners

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