Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 18, 2013

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A new reason to call JPMorgan a power player. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission reportedly has evidence JPMorgan used 'manipulative schemes' to make big money off losing power plants. On the subject electricity, do we have enough electricity to run all this air conditioning? A stand off at the border between China and India. And Native Americans see sequester cuts to mental health services.

Emmys go digital: Netflix 'House of Cards' nominated

Emmy nominations are out and some of the biggest nods are going to Netflix.
Posted In: netflix, emmy awards, emmy's, television

PODCAST: Tech earnings, ad dollars, and human capital

So goes tech earnings, so goes the economy? The state of job training around the world. And as the advertising industry embraces the Internet, it still depends on an older technology to deliver results.

So goes tech earnings, so goes the economy?

Intel and eBay are forecasting choppy waters for the second half of the year. Google and Microsoft will release their latest business reports later today.
Posted In: Earnings, ebay, Intel, Google

India's economic rivalry with China gets political

Indian officials have announced plans to place 50,000 troops on the northern border with China. The move could cost $11 billion over seven years.
Posted In: India, China

Senate reaches tentative deal on student loans

The proposal would link interest rates to financial markets -- specifically the 10-year Treasury note -- and cap rates at 8.25 percent for undergraduate loans and 9.5 percent for graduate loans.
Posted In: student loan, student debt, higher education, Education

The state of job training around the world: What job training?

Five years after the Great Recession, industrialized countries are still down about 16 million jobs. And many of those without work are in need of a skills upgrade.
Posted In: Unemployment, career, employee training, austerity, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Soundcloud wants you to see and touch sound

Soundcloud will turn six-years-old at the end of this month. In the last two years alone, Soundcloud's registered users have increased 400 percent to 40 million.
Posted In: soundcloud, social media, audio, Music

Is Madison Ave. living it up like Don Draper?

As the advertising industry embraces the Internet, it still depends on an older technology to deliver results.
Posted In: advertising, Omnicom, Publicis Groupe, Earnings

Quantum Dawn 2: Banks versus hackers

Quantum Dawn 2. No, it’s not the next James Bond movie. It's a fire drill for big banks to test their defenses against hackers.
Posted In: banking, hacking, cybersecurity

Power grid is tested by heat wave: Will it pass?

A heat wave covering the Midwest and Northeast is expected to peak today -- and with it, demand for electricity to power air conditioning. People may be asked to conserve, but power grids expect they'll meet demand.
Posted In: energy, electricity, power grid, weather

The best backyard slam dunk you’ve ever seen

A six second Vine video will renew your belief that we are at our best when we work together.

Sequester hits Native Americans' mental health services

The suicide rate for Native Americans is nearly four times the national average, but many tribes' mental health services have been compromised by the sequester.
Posted In: sequester, native americans, mental health

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Don't Sweat The Technique
Eric B. & Rakim
Move On (feat. Paul MacInnes) [Instrumental]
The Bamboos
2120 South Michigan Avenue
The Rolling Stones
Fly Me to the Moon (In Other Words)
Julie London

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