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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 11, 2013

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Stop stealing secrets and play fair. America airs its business complaints about China at a meeting between the two countries in Washington today. GlaxoSmithKline faces bribery charges in China. And what kind of life is ahead for Edward Snowden in Latin America?

Defcon hacking conference disinvites government agencies

Revelations about secret government surveillance may have a chilling effect on the government's ability to recruit talented computer coders and hackers.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, PRISM, Edward Snowden, hacking

The Fed is still in the game, and stocks are reacting

Susan Schmidt, head of equities at Mesirow Financial, discusses the key takeaways of the latest notes from the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, stock market

PODCAST: Gas prices up, Mobile payment tossup

The Fed is still in the game, and stocks are reacting. Which mobile payment service is right for you? And higher gas prices, a supply and demand story.

Which mobile payment service is right for you?

There's a lot of ways to pay for things these days without using cash. Credit and debit cards are the biggest, but mobile payments might be the next big thing.
Posted In: google wallet, mobile payments, mobile

Higher gas prices: A supply and demand story

Oil prices are up to levels not seen in more than a year -- blame Egypt, blame the economy, and blame yourself?

U.S. and China talk trade and cybersecurity

Annual talks in Washington bring top government officials and business leaders together.
Posted In: China, trade

GlaxoSmithKline accused of bribery in China

China’s security ministry claims executives of the British drug company GlaxoSmithKline have confessed to bribery charges.
Posted In: China, GlaxoSmithKline, pharmaceuticals

The economics of Edward Snowden's asylum countries

Edward Snowden is likely headed to Latin America, where several countries have offered him asylum. What is the economic situation in each of these countries?
Posted In: nsa, PRISM, Edward Snowden, surveillance, Latin America

Fighting wildfires with Big Data

The severity of wildfires in the United States is likely to triple by the end of the century, according to a new study out of the University of Alberta.
Posted In: wildfire, arizona, Tech, big data

Fantasy trading site allows users to 'play' the stock market

Players are signing up for Wall Street Magnate in droves, in part, because the simulated experience reflects the stock market in real time.
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market, games

Why does Microsoft need a restructuring?

What does a rumored management shake-up at Microsoft mean for the tech giant?
Posted In: Microsoft

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A Mother
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