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