Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, April 16, 2013

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Boston will not be back to business as usual today, a day after bombs killed three people and injured more than 130 at the Boston Marathon. Patent protection for the painkiller OxyContin expires today. Generic drug manufacturers hope that means they'll soon be able to grab a chunk of the nearly $3 billion market. And finally to a company called Zaycon Foods, which is offering a strange way for you to buy chicken.

PODCAST: Boston officials urge public to submit photos, video

Boston authorities investigate the bombing at yesterday's Marathon. The sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing. And has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy worked out for Yahoo?

Has Marissa Mayer's acquire-to-hire strategy for Yahoo paid off?

Since becoming Yahoo CEO last summer, Marissa Mayer has embarked on a takeover strategy: Buy companies to get their talent. As Yahoo reports earnings, we find out if it worked.
Posted In: Yahoo, Marissa Mayer, acquisition

Can you really hack a plane cockpit?

Can a plane's cockpit be hacked? One researcher, who used a smartphone to hack the cockpit of a virtual airplane, says yes. The FAA says its unlikely, if not impossible.
Posted In: airplanes, hacking, smartphone, cybersecurity

Boston public urged to send in video, photos to aid investigation

A day after three people were killed and over 130 injured by two bombings at the Boston Marathon, the search for answers is well underway.
Posted In: boston, boston marathon, disasters, Cellphones

OxyContin's waiting game: Generic drug makers salivate while the FDA wants safer pills

OxyContin is supposed to come off patent and generic drug makers are excited. But, the FDA may put a stop to it all to wait for safer pills.
Posted In: oxycontin, Purdue Pharma, generic drugs, FDA

Sequester could push some renters out of Section 8 housing

Sequestration has left housing authorities with a stark choice: Raise rents, or eliminate some Section 8 vouchers altogether.
Posted In: section 8 housing, sequester, public housing

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Flyin' on 747
Kid Loco
The Message (feat. Melle Mel & Duke Bootee)
Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
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