Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 24, 2014

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With Russia excluded from the upcoming G-8, we explore the economic benefit that comes from attending these summits. Plus, after piloting the idea in a few dozen locations, Starbucks will begin to serve alcohol and small plates at thousands of locations in coming years. What are the risks to Starbucks’s new strategy? Also on tap is a look at mid-career switchers who are learning to code. Plus, more on how Cypriots are still struggling to recover from the bank collapse in Cyprus a year ago, and the recent finding of offshore reserves of gas in the eastern Mediterranean.

PODCAST: China, the U.S. dollar, and learning to code

In the past two weeks, we've seen the most rapid fall in China's currency in decades.
Posted In: yuan

Natural gas could help Cyprus' economic growth

On the anniversary of the bank collapse in Cyprus, Cypriots struggle to recover
Posted In: cyprus

The economic benefits of attending the G-8 summit

The future of the G-8 is in question
Posted In: G8 summit, Russia

Starbucks is expanding serving alcohol and small plates

The company known for waking you up wants to offer more.
Posted In: starbucks, alcohol

Leaving the comfort zone to learn computer code

A cadre of students determined to master software engineering, even in their 50s.

Reports: NSA spied on China telecom giant Huawei

Documents stolen by Edward Snowden reveal the NSA spied on Huawei
Posted In: nsa, Obama, surveillance, spying, corporate spying

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Do I Wanna Know?
Arctic Monkeys
Angles Without Edges
Yesterdays New Quintet
Please Hold On
Songbird Sing
Coffee Cold
Galt MacDermot
The Healer
Erykah Badu