Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 4, 2013
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India tries its hand at interplanetary exploration as the country prepares to launch its first unmanned Mars orbiter. The World Retail Congress Africa started today in Johannesburg, South Africa. Some of the world's most famous companies are there trying to figure out how to sell to the continent -- a fast-growing, but often tough market. And, just what is professional wrestling anyway? Sport? Theater? Farce? Marketplace Morning Report talked to a journalist who finds out in his new book.
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SAC Capital has agreed to plead guilty to insider trading and will pay a record $1.2 billion fine. Colorado voters are considering a state measure that would increase state income taxes to fund a significant overhaul of public school financing system. And, a look at supercapacitors.
Posted In: sac capital, insider trading
It will be the largest fine ever for insider trading.
Posted In: Africa, Retail
American companies are trying to figure out how to make money in Africa.
Posted In: space exploration, India, mars
India will try to become the fourth nation to reach Mars.
Posted In: Snapchat, venture capital
Forget Twitter. Snapchat is rumored to have just raised $200 million in venture capital.