Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 20, 2013

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German voters will go to the polls this weekend. What will happen to Germany's newest political party and its anti-euro message? The challenge of marketing to baby boomers. And with the launch of iPhone 5S on Friday, a look at the business of placeholders -- services that wait in line for you in exchange for a fee. 

PODCAST: Winners and losers after Bernanke's announcement

Aftermath of the Fed's decision not to taper. Why hasn't Priceline split its share price? And when it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.

In Germany, elections loom and doubts about the eurozone

On Sunday, German voters will go to the polls. Victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel seems certain. One unpredictable element, however, is the fate of a party that wants to exclude the Eurozone's economically struggling members from the bloc.
Posted In: Eurozone, Germany, Merkel, AfD, elections

EPA rules on coal plants' emissions will require new technology

The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.
Posted In: EPA, carbon emissions, pollution, coal, gas, energy

Glitches in the Obamacare software pose pricing problems

The exchanges are set to go live in a little over a week, but it looks like there's a computer glitch.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance exchanges, glitch, Tech

Who wins after the Fed's no tapering news?

After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, there are winners and losers. We sort them out.
Posted In: Fed, FOMC, Ben Bernanke, tapering, stimulus, bond buying

Fighting the export of stolen oil

100,000 barrels a day are stolen from Nigerian oil pipelines.
Posted In: oil theft, Nigeria, export, crude oil

Tapping into the baby boomer market

Global spending power among those over 60 is set to hit $15 trillion by the end of this decade, but tapping into that market is a challenge.
Posted In: baby boomers, seniors, marketing

It takes more than a background check to prevent a violent shooting

When it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.
Posted In: security, safety, shootings, Navy Yard, workplace, background checks

Gamers and 3-D scanning: This week's Silicon Tally

70 million tweets, 38 hours, 20 minutes, and 88 percent: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: Julie Klausner, How Was Your Week, podcast, comedy, Tech, silicon tally

$1,000 per share will get a bunch of nights at a Priceline hotel

At $1,000 per share, Priceline's stock is expensive -- so why hasn't the company split its share price?
Posted In: split stock, Priceline flights

Don't want to wait in line for the new iPhone? There's an app for that.

With the launch of the iPhone 5s on Friday, a look at placeholder services that offer to stand in line for you in exchange for a fee.
Posted In: lines, placeholder, apple, iPhone, start-up, app, delivery services

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