Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 12, 2013

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For the past two years, Apple has allowed outside inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company's other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories run by the Apple supplier Foxconn. And, there are 9 out of 10 chances that the orange juice you just had comes from Florida -- or maybe the juice you didn't have because of the high prices. A look at an orange tree disease that's changings the economics of breakfast.    
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PODCAST: Should the U.S. lift its ban on oil exports?

Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter? This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. And, as January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.
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Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter?

Exxon and other oil companies say, “Heck, yes.”
Posted In: Oil, U.S. exports, fracking
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IP trolls sue porn-watching Germans

In Germany, 10,000 people are getting letters from a law firm claiming they owe cash for watching pornographic videos online. And unique addresses of computer users are part of the legal filing.
Posted In: porn, Germany, intellectual property
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Coal miners still die from Black Lung in 2013, but new rules could change that

This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. Mine owners have argued against stricter regulations. It's been decades since major changes were made in standards for coal dust exposure.
Posted In: coal, black lung, regulations
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Foxconn improves worker conditions, but workers still aren't happy

For the past two years, Apple has allowed independent inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company's other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories run by the Apple supplier Foxconn.
Posted In: apple, Foxconn, low-wage workers
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Orange is the new caviar?

A disease called greening is pushing OJ prices up and could keep pushing them up
Posted In: oranges, orange juice, Florida
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Can Adobe 'photoshop out' privacy concerns?

Adobe's security concerns could impact the company’s financial performance, eventually.
Posted In: Adobe, security, hacking
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Make your (personal finance) New Year's resolutions

As January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.
Posted In: New Year's resolutions, personal finances

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