Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday August 19, 2014

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First up, the world's biggest mining company, BHP Billiton of Australia and London, has announced that it's going to spin off $16 billion worth of businesses, essentially reversing a merger from 13 years ago. The focus now is old school stuff: digging for iron ore, copper, coal, and oil. And from the old to the new -- we've been following the emerging fortunes of a company that rents out your car while you are away: FlightCar. The peer-to-peer economy is the buzzword. Plus, ever heard the phrase, 'Buy the Rumor, Sell the news’? It’s used a lot these days when journalists cover wall street. But what does it really mean? What kinds of ‘news’ stories impact Wall Street trading, if at all? We report. 

The cost of orange juice is too damn high

...And other reasons orange juice sales are at their lowest since 2002.
Posted In: orange juice

PODCAST: Orange Juice down

Sales for orange juice and textbooks are down, and the complications of putting cameras on the police.

Professors struggle to adapt as students forego books

Expensive text books are being purchased less, to the detriment of learning.
Posted In: News

"Buy the rumor, sell the news"

The truth behind the popular Wall Street phrase.
Posted In: news, Wall Street, rumors

Equipping cops with cameras is only half the problem

All that data is difficult and expensive to manage.
Posted In: police, cameras, data storage

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For the Miner
Samantha Crain
Joyful Noise
Breakestra
Petestrumentals
Pete Rock
Death Rap [Explicit]
Necro
Ms. Ho
Onra