Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday June 19 2014
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Among the cases remaining on the list of decisions coming from the Supreme Court this month is a challenge by broadcasters to Aereo, which makes broadcast TV available to stream on computers and mobile devices. We set up what’s at stake in the decision. Also, the US spends about $5000 per person on containing violence in the country – so says the Global Peace Index, a report on global levels of violence. It finds that the global cost of dealing with violence is almost $10 trillion dollars – so we look at the cost of violence and its impact and implications for the economies. Later, we talk to Chris Farrell about his thoughts about immigration and refugees. Farrell argues that immigration is controversial, but the American experience is that welcoming refugees from Syria, Iraq, and other tragic places in the world could be a win-win investment. He says it’s a foreign policy approach that allows for doing good and doing well at a difficult moment in the global political economy. And after, emails come with all kinds of attachments - this week, a Harvard professor unveiled one with a smell attached. We take a closer look at the technology that makes it possible.
Chairman Yellen goes soft on inflation, the implications of the Aereo case, and Dov Charney's antics