Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 11, 2013

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In the Philippines, the response to the massive typhoon could be hampered by disaster relief budgets already drained by other recent catastrophes, including a massive 7.2 earthquake there last month. The United Nations, the U.S., and E.U. are among those in the international community sending immediate help as well as gearing up for longer-term financial assistance. After two decades of bloodshed, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the main rebel group in the country are expected to sign a peace deal today. Could this be the development needed to put this country, rich in natural resources, on a path toward economic stability? And, it's Veteran's Day. As we honor people serving the country in the military, it would be nice if we could also get them their paychecks regularly and without hassle -- and here's where advances in mobile banking come in. 

PODCAST: Devastation in the Philippines

The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. And, after last month’s government shutdown, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving

Philippines typhoon relief complicated by earlier disasters

The Philippines is reeling and thousands are presumed dead after a massive typhoon hit over the weekend. While relief efforts are underway, they may be undercut by the 7.2 earthquake that hit the Philippines last month.
Posted In: philippines, Typhoon Haiyan, natural disasters, foreign aid

Business groups change up their political giving

After last month’s government shutdown and brinkmanship regarding raising the nation’s borrowing limit, the business community is making its dissatisfaction with how business gets done in Washington clear through a new pattern of political giving.
Posted In: political donations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tea party

Congolese seek economic stability after fall of militant group

After two decades of bloodshed, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the main rebel group in the country are expected to sign a peace deal today. Could this be the development needed to put this country, rich in natural resources, on a path toward economic stability?
Posted In: Congo, Africa

The postman always rings twice on Sundays (if you ordered from Amazon)

Amazon has just announced a new deal with USPS for Sunday delivery.
Posted In: Amazon, usps

Like mobile banking? Thank a veteran

USAA, the bank for military members and their families, pioneered mobile banking technology.
Posted In: usaa, banking, mobile

Google changes rules: But what rules?

You know those warnings across the top of Google you’ve ignored for weeks? Those changes in terms of service take effect today, and you will care.
Posted In: Google, Facebook, terms of service

Sea snails: The key to a world of environmentally compatible technology?

At MIT, a scientist is studying sea snails, and say they hold the key to "biologically inspired processing."
Posted In: batteries, Environment

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