Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 29, 2013
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There is a simmering deal in the telecom industry that could soon remove a British accent from many U.S. mobile phones. Vodaphone of Britain owns a chunk of Verizon Wireless, and Verizon of New Jersey would like it back -- but is going to have to pay big money to get it. "Rich in anti-oxidants." "Low-fat." "All-natural." Today's shoppers are seeing more and more so-called health-conscious food labels. One brand trying to ride the wave is Campbell Soup Company, which reports its profits and losses today. But a green "Heart Check" label on its soup cans is now the subject of a class action lawsuit. And, when it comes to retirement savings, statistics show too many people won't have nearly enough and it's something the slow economic recovery isn't fixing on its own
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Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages. One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after the suicide of his company's CFO. August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Posted In: Josef Ackermann, suicide, Zurich Insurance
One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after a suicide his company's CFO.
Posted In: Food, class action lawsuits
Campbell's is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging its "Heart Check" soups mislead consumers.
Posted In: neuroscience, mind control
A researcher at the University of Washington sent a brain signal through the internet to move another man's finger.
Posted In: Twitter, suicide, social media
A Canadian nurse uses Twitter to find people who may be suicidal and help them.
Posted In: Twitter, ticketmaster, big data
By hiring Nathan Hubbard, Twitter seeks to make revenue.
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