Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 20, 2013

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The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether it will consider a case on recess appointments made by President Obama. That decision could have a major impact on Washington's consumer watchdog group. How is the Federal Reserve's meeting playing abroad? Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.

Supreme Court could cause trouble for consumer watchdog

The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: financial reform, politics, NLRB, CFPB, Dodd-Frank law

How your cellphone could create an emergency telecom network

One of the hardest things to do in the wake of a disaster is communicate. Now researchers in Boston have a plan to address that with something called an ad-hoc network.
Posted In: boston, telecom, emergency

PODCAST: Fed ahead, markets down

The Fed looks ahead. The U.S. military leaves behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan. And the crisis of long-term health care savings.

Adjunct professors join steelworkers, auto workers to get organized

Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
Posted In: Education, higher education, tenure, union

U.S. to leave behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan

American troops are on the way out of Afghanistan, but the Washington Post reports that much of their gear, some $7 billion worth, won't be coming home with them.
Posted In: afghanistan, military, defense

How much should you save for long-term care?

Nursing homes can run around $100,000 a year, and many aging boomers will not have the money.
Posted In: Social Security, health care, long-term care insurance

How the Fed's big news is playing abroad

Global markets are down this morning on news that the U.S. Federal Reserve may not continue its bond buying program, known as quantitative easing, in the long-term.
Posted In: Japan, Federal Reserve, asia, Europe, Ben Bernanke

Avatar therapy aims to aid patients with schizophrenia

A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.
Posted In: Health, mental health, psychology, avatars

Is Verizon to blame for slow Netflix service?

People who get their Internet from Verizon have reported having trouble with Netflix. It has to do with something called 'peering' -- and it seems Verizon hasn't been to friendly to its peers of late.
Posted In: netflix, Verizon, net neutrality

What's the point of a drone debate if the FBI already uses them?

FBI Director Robert Mueller says the FBI uses drones domestically, though rarely. He is calling for more discussion on drone use, while the FBI proceeds.
Posted In: drones, FBI, surveillance

Fed's stimulus spigot stays open, for now

Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve said they would keep the 'easy money' stimulus policies going...in the short term.
Posted In: Fed, Bernanke, QE2, quantitative easing, Federal Reserve

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