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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 13, 2013

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Allegations the NSA has hacked networks in Hong Kong and China are generating a big reaction among China's state-run media. Accountable care organizations are supposed to be one of the money-saving saviors of health care reform, but some worry they could drive prices up. And a look back at housing bubbles past.

Yahoo will give you your name back

Yahoo is giving you a shot at reclaiming your good name. It’s shutting down accounts that have been dormant for more than a year, meaning a pile of usernames will soon be available for the taking in mid-July.
Posted In: Yahoo, email

PODCAST: Toilet humor begone?

Carnival's Triump re-launches. An egg battle hatches into a debate about states' rights. And U.S. spying on EU citizens.

Discount stores lead retail sales lift

Retail sales were up 0.6 percent in last month. Cars and discount stores did well in May, while department stores dragged.
Posted In: retail sales, Retail

Obama administration convinced EU leaders to drop spying measure: Report

The Obama Administration successfully lobbied the EU to do away with a proposed data privacy measure, according to a report in the Financial Times. The exclusion would make it easier for the U.S. to spy on EU citizens.
Posted In: privacy, Europe, surveillance, Obama

Snapchat's latest demographic? Wall Street bankers

Wall Street bankers are catching on to Snapchat, an app which allows user to send photos and other messages that self-destruct in a seconds.
Posted In: apps, Wall Street, social media

License, registration...and cellphone

A state lawmaker in New Jersey has proposed a bill to allow law enforcement to confiscate a phone if they have "reasonable grounds" to believe it contributed to a crash.
Posted In: cell phone, mobile, texting, driving

Will coordinating health care cut your medical bill?

Accountable care organizations are supposed to be one of the money-saving saviors of health care reform, but some fear they could drive prices up.
Posted In: health care, health insurance, health care reform

Could California's humane chicken law hatch a national trend? (Map)

A battle is brewing over a California law that requires laying-hens to be given more space in the coop. Other egg-producing states want to override the law’s requirement.
Posted In: eggs, animal rights, chickens, food and drink, farm bill

Hacking storm recovery in the Rockaways

A group called Rockaway Help brings together engineers and residents to hack storm recovery and protection in the New York region.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, New York, natural disasters

Is Carnival's 'Triumph' cruise ship forever besmirched?

Carnival's sullied cruise ship Triumph relaunches today. Can the ship bounce back after its public relations disaster earlier this year?
Posted In: cruise, cruise ships

Real estate boom and bust in 1910 and 2000: A comparison

Check out our side-by-side comparison of these two booms and busts nearly a hundred years apart... make your own comparisons.
Posted In: montana, housing market, housing crisis

Beijing reacts to allegations the NSA is hacking China

Allegations that Hong Kong and China were among tens of thousands of targeted networks by the NSA have generated a big reaction in Beijing and among China's state-run media.
Posted In: China, nsa, Edward Snowden, PRISM

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Funk Bomb (Instrumental)
The James Brown Orchestra
Step Two
Felix Laband