Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 8, 2013

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This morning, China reported strong trade numbers for July -- exports were up 5 percent from a year earlier. The news is helping quell worries that the world's second largest economy is slowing down. Today, the USDA will release its weekly crop export report. The U.S. exports about half of its wheat, and prices are a little high right now in some import markets as countries in the Middle East shun U.S. grain tenders. And, you've probably heard about the new health insurance marketplace scheduled to be up and running in October. But, it turns out there are other health care marketplaces -- except instead of selling coverage, they sell services like MRIs and sonograms in a way similar to travel websites.
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PODCAST: Where the federal government and drug cartels see eye to eye

Jobless claims hit lowest level since 2007. Yahoo is rolling out new branding ideas in the days leading up to a new logo launch next month. And, you know who doesn't like legalized weed? The drug cartels. And the federal government.
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Jobless claims hit lowest level since 2007

The recovery is moving slow and steady.
Posted In: unemployement, economic indicators, Jobs
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Feds and Mexican drug cartels find common ground on legalized marijuana

You know who doesn't like legalized weed? The drug cartels. And the federal government.
Posted In: marijuana, war on drugs
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California city tries using eminent domain to help underwater homeowners

Richmond, California is attempting to keep homeowners in their homes by using eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages, and the banks don't like it.
Posted In: foreclosure, underwater mortgage, eminent domain
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China's economy isn't slowing down yet

A slow and steady recovery? Good economic news from China.
Posted In: China's Economy, China
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Yahoo: New logo, same as the old?

Yahoo is rolling out new branding ideas in the days leading up to a new logo launch next month.
Posted In: logo, branding, marketing, Yahoo
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Chafing at the high price of U.S. wheat

American wheat growers are facing stiff competition this year from cheaper crops in Romania and the Ukraine.
Posted In: wheat, Agriculture, farms
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Searching online for health care deals

Imagine the Priceline.com of medical procedures.
Posted In: health care, medical costs

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