Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 23, 2013

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel was re-elected over the weekend. West Hollywood bans fur sales, but is the move just a symbolic one? And new HOV toll lanes in Atlanta cost the city millions of dollars, but critics say they are creating an economic divide on the highway. 

New York cracks down on false reviews

New York's Attorney General has slapped 19 companies with fines for writing fake online reviews.
Posted In: Yelp, online reviews, business, ratings, New York, reviews, fake reviews

PODCAST: Kenya death toll and the U.S. government shutdown

The death toll rises in Kenya. A looming government shutdown. And cracking down on fake online reviews.

Coins and stamps now more profitable than art and wine

New trends in luxury investing. But while collecting rare collectibles may be fun, don't give up on stocks and bonds -- these 'passion investments' don't add too much heft to your portfolio.
Posted In: investments, luxury investments, Collectibles, portfolios, cars, wine, jewelry, art, coins, stamps

Shifting the bullseye from budget issues to debt ceiling

How will the markets react to another government shutdown deadline?
Posted In: markets, government shutdown, debt ceiling

Using the Internet to spread mass hysteria

New technologies of the modern age could be making incidents of hysteria spread faster and farther than before.
Posted In: viral, online, Internet, Tech, mass hysteria, social media, Mass Psychogenic Illness

Death toll rises after terrorists attack a symbol of commerce in Kenya

Dozens are dead as a siege at a Kenyan mall enters its third day.
Posted In: Kenya, hostages, commerce

After elections, Germany's economic policy will have far-reaching impact

Merkel's center-right bloc got an impressive share of the vote, but the pro-business party she's been in partnership with did poorly.
Posted In: Germany, Angela Merkel, CDU, Bundestag

Faux fur: The only fur in West Hollywood

West Hollywood instituted a first-in-the-nation ban on fur sales. Are stores unhappy?
Posted In: fur sales, fur coat, business, animal rights, protest, West Hollywood

Kickstarter for your start-up: Finding accredited investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission changes its rules around crowdsourcing start-up companies.
Posted In: kickstarter, crowdsourcing, IPOs, crowdfunding, start-ups

In Atlanta, some say new toll lanes benefit wealthier drivers

As cities move from carpool lanes to toll lanes to ease highway congestion, one Atlanta group points to the uneven benefits of the plan.
Posted In: wealth, poverty, income divide, HOV, toll, carpool, Atlanta, congestion, Traffic

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