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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, October 24, 2013

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A new report from German magazine Der Spiegel claiming that the U.S. monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone is overshadowing a gathering of European leaders in Brussels today. By now, you've heard about the sloppy -- some say disastrous -- debut of the federal health insurance exchanges. Representatives of the four lead contractors who designed and built that system will be on Capitol Hill today for the first of many hearings on the flawed roll out of the Affordable Care Act. And, some colleges in the South are unhappy with the U.S. military. The Pentagon wants to put more of its ROTC recruiting programs into urban areas and plans to pull out of some more rural Southern campuses.

YouTube to begin offering premium music service

Can it compete in a crowded marketplace?
Posted In: YouTube, Music

PODCAST: Amazon dominates without profits

Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service. New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses. And, the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.

New rules will require brokers to disclose signing bonuses

Some stockbrokers consider the new rules an invasion of their privacy.
Posted In: Wall Street bonuses

Is fracking creating a 'manufacturing renaissance' in the U.S.?

With the price of natural gas so cheap, manufacturing is coming back to America.
Posted In: fracking, natural gas, manufacturing

R.O.T.C. refocuses recruiting on urban areas

The Army will close R.O.T.C. programs at 13 universities, more than half of which are in the South.
Posted In: Army, higher education, South

U.S. surveillance alienates allies

Allegations that the NSA tapped German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone are threatening the relationship between Germany and America.
Posted In: NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, Germany, Angela Merkel

I helped build the Obamacare exchanges. AMA!

The contractors behind HealthCare.gov will testify before a Congressional panel. We asked a few observers what questions they want answered.
Posted In: Obamacare, Sebelius

New York's next tech hub: Harlem

A new co-working space in Harlem aims to bring more tech to the neighborhood.
Posted In: Harlem, coworking

Inside Google Ideas, Google's New York 'think/do tank'

Google's East Coast think tank unveiled some new tools all designed to make internet access easier where it's now hard to get.
Posted In: Google, innovation, internet access

Amazon's world domination plan: No profits?

Amazon is looking to grow and dominate, and is willing to sink billions into risky ventures like its streaming video service.
Posted In: Amazon, Wal-Mart, profits

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California Girls
Pickin' On Series
Legend [Explicit]
Mammut project
A Little Soul
Pete Rock
Ether
Nas
Miss Teardrop
Felix Laband