Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 7, 2013
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A new report from the United Nations finds the cost of corruption increased by 40 percent in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2012. President Obama is meeting with House Democrats today to rally support for immigration reform and whether a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants should be contingent on tighter border security. And how productive were we in the last three months of 2012?
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A possible merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Half of all Afghans pay bribes. And in Scotland, a 'dream job' offer.
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Half of all Afghans have bribed public officials in the last year and the amounts are growing, according to a report from the UN.
Posted In: productivity, Economy
Productivity fell at the end of last year at the fastest pace in two years -- about 2 percent.
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A company called SmartThings sells kits that let you rig 'dumb', everyday objects up to smartphones and tablet computers.