Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 27, 2014

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It's a sea of red, red, and more red if you're looking out at emerging markets this morning, with numbers like -2 percent. What's going on? Just over 3 years ago, a Tunisian street vendor set himself on fire, kicking off the Arab Spring. Much of the revolution had its roots in economic instability. This weekend, Tunisia adopted a new, more progressive constitution. We take a look at the economic challenges it's still facing as it rebuilds. And, coffee prices are at a 6 and a half year low. Great news for coffee lovers, right? Well, maybe not.  

PODCAST: Emerging market jitters

Emerging markets are starting off 2014 in the worst place they've been in 5 years. A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance. And, some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.

Google and Samsung make deal to share patents

The move is seen as a way to bolster both companies as they continue competing with chief rival, Apple.
Posted In: Google, samsung, apple, patents

How data is changing the game of basketball

Basketball teams are using GPS trackers and other technology to improve.
Posted In: basketball, Sports, Gaming the System

The economics behind Ukraine's unrest

Ukraine's trade relationship with Russia is at the root of the mass protests there.
Posted In: ukraine

Emerging markets spook investors

Emerging markets are starting off 2014 in the worst place they've been in 5 years.
Posted In: emerging markets, Argentina, China

What happens when you put rich and poor students together in charter schools?

One knock on charter schools is the lack of diversity -- filled with either all minority and low-income students, or mostly affluent students. Some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.
Posted In: Education, charter schools

Court ruling could clear up some Obamacare confusion

A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA

Coffee's cheap right now, and you should be worried

Coffee prices are near historic lows, but consumers aren't seeing the we're not seeing that's just setting us up for high prices.
Posted In: coffee, commodities

Tunisia's economy still recovering, 3 years after Arab Spring

A new constitution should provide more stability, reassuring investors and tourists.
Posted In: Tunisia, Arab Spring

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