Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 15, 2013
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China's economy is still growing, but at its slowest pace since 1991. Will the new health care reform law cause workers to leave their jobs as coverage becomes more affordable? And Warren Buffett gives a lesson on philanthropy.
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June retail sales are up, but not over. Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina's tobacco crop is threatened by excessive rain. And weight-loss drugmaker Vivus is pushing for more sales.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, Congress, Obama congress, Federal Reserve
Fed chair Ben Bernanke heads to Capitol Hill for his last semi-annual two-day testimony. He may face tough questions, reflecting perceived politicization of his role in the absence of coordination between Congress and the White House.
Posted In: Retail, wifi
Cabela's, Benetton, and Mothercare are among national retailers that have tested the idea of tracking people with cellphone signals and video cameras as they shop stores, according to the New York Times.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, health care reform, insurance exchanges
Nearly 1 million employees could end up voluntarily leaving their jobs when health exchanges open on January 1, according to a new report from Columbia and National Bureau of Economic Research.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, Microsoft, PRISM
New documents, leaked by Edward Snowden and reported in The Guardian newspaper, show how the NSA got Microsoft to circumvent its own encryption to intercept Outlook and Skype communications.
Posted In: Russia, nuclear energy
Putting nuclear reactors on a big boat may sound scary, but it's already pretty common.