Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 27, 2012
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There's another big winner in the Apple vs. Samsung patent verdict: Microsoft. The finance ministers of Germany and France are meeting today in Berlin. There have been calls to return the US to the so called "gold standard," but there are challenges to doing so. And today Wal-Mart starts offering a slew of different vaccines in thousands of stores.
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Posted In: food prices, globalization
A top U.N. official says countries like the U.S. will have to adjust their agricultural policies. But some say the leader's latest statement is too little, too late.
Posted In: apple, gold standard, Europe
Among our main stories today are the wrap-up of earnings season, the potential fallout from the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent decision and the popularity of 3D movies in China.
Posted In: Vietnam, Banks
Vietnam has been on a roller coaster ride for a week. The turmoil was caused by one banker arrested for financial crimes.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patent wars
Should we get ready for circular cellphones? On Friday a jury in Silicon Valley ruled Samsung's smartphones violate Apple patents for a number of pretty basic elements.
Posted In: patent wars, apple, samsung, Microsoft
Microsoft has been trying to compete in the smartphone market for years. With the recent Apple vs. Samsung patent verdict, Microsoft may be able to point out the hidden costs of Android.
Posted In: currency, gold
Restoring the link between gold and the dollar could send ripples through global financial system.