Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, May 27, 2013
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A week after one of the most destructive tornados in history, the city of Moore, Oklahoma, is working on what to do with the mess. Debris must go before the rebuilding can start, but can it be reused? Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook faced questions about tax avoidance in Washington, DC. Now, the European officials are reportedly looking into whether the company uses unfair tactics that hurt competition. And the city of Detroit is looking to sell off works of art to pay the bills.
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Twitter bots, cheap solar panels, and SNAP benefits for violent offenders.
Posted In: China, energy, Europe, solar power
European -- and some American manufacturers -- believe Chinese solar panels are being sold for less than they cost to build. The European Commission is investigating, but now Germany is distancing itself from the "dumping" allegations.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps, Crime
Democrats in the Senate agreed to an amendment that would ban anyone ever convicted of certain violent crimes from receiving SNAP food stamps -- for their entire lives.
Posted In: Detroit, art, bankruptcy, Michigan
A fight over city jewels brews as the emergency manager of Detroit wants to appraise masterpieces from the Detroit Institute of Arts.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, construction, reuse, New York
Amid the destruction from hurricanes and tornados, some debris -- from trees to building materials and metal -- finds new life.