Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, May 30, 2013
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Which country has the highest economic growth rate in the Asia-Pacific region? It's not China, but The Philippines, which grew at a surprising rate of 7.8 percent last quarter. Lawmakers in North Carolina consider a bill to ban certiain LEED environmental certifications on public projects. And will the factory collapse in Bangladesh help U.S. labor unions organize support?
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Posted In: texas, terrorism, fertilizer plants
Associated Press reporter Jack Gillum discusses his investigation of ammonium nitrate facilities around the country and why authorities are hesitant to release location information.
1.5 trillion calories disappear. Latin American art rakes in millions at auction. And Newsweek is on the auction block again.
Posted In: housing market, housing crisis, mortgage
With signs of vigor returning to the real estate market, it's easy to miss the other reality: Many people got stuck with terrible mortgages during the boom years and the Obama administration says they still need help.
Posted In: news media, Barry Diller, IAC
Media mogul Barry Diller, who runs Newsweek’s parent company IAC/Interactive Corp., says buying the publication was a mistake and is exploring a sale.
Posted In: LEED, Environment, timber industry, North Carolina
The timber industry is challenging the sustainable forestry certification of the LEED green-building program state by state.
Posted In: drones, graffiti, Germany
While the debate continues over domestic use of unmanned aerial vehicles in the U.S., Germany is considering using drones to stop graffiti artists in their tracks.
Posted In: food and drink, Food, calorie, Michelle Obama, obesity
In 2010, 16 food and beverage companies promised to reduce calories as part of the First Lady’s Partnership for a Healthier America. Two years later, how have they done?