Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 17, 2013
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Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance. And in Syria, a year of unrest and civil war has pushed some private citizens into refining their own oil. Finally, a giant grocery wholesaler accuses potato growers of price fixing.
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Posted In: New Orleans La, levees, Katrina, New Orleans weather
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Posted In: marijuana, Washington
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