Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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After reports that Syria's government used chemical weapons outside of Damascus last week, the Obama administration is warning that the regime of Bashar al-Assad will be held accountable for the attacks. As financial markets adjust to the potential for military engagement with Syria by the U.S. and its allies, oil prices in the U.S. and Europe are near a five-month high. And, as employees of the San Francisco Bay Area's mass transit system are in the middle of a 60-day cooling off period over a labor dispute with management, a look at a day in the life of one BART worker.

PODCAST: Unrest in Syria impacts oil markets

The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets today. Airbnb is the latest company to experiment with Vine. And, students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.

At a Texas private school, the investment club actually invests

Students at the Greenhill School in Dallas are managing a stock portfolio worth $100,000.
Posted In: Education, financial education

Big-time brands start swinging on Vine

Airbnb is the latest company to experiment with Vine.
Posted In: Vine, Twitter, instagram

It's the return of the debt ceiling debate

Brace yourself. The debt ceiling showdown is coming back.
Posted In: debt ceiling, Congress

Miranda case highlights extent of personal data on our devices

On our laptops, tablets, and smartphones, we're carrying around a lot of information about who we are and what we do.
Posted In: Edward Snowden, data security

120 seconds, a Nasdaq failure, and a mystery

What's behind last week's Nasdaq glitch?
Posted In: NASDAQ, automated trading

Uncertainty over Syrian intervention hits oil markets

The headlines about Syria are altering the shape of financial markets this morning.
Posted In: syria, Oil, middle east

As labor dispute rolls along, BART workers keep working

BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.
Posted In: BART, Labor Unions

Mercedes works to capture China's growing market for fancy cars

Mercedes is aiming for a bigger share of the growing Chinese luxury car market.
Posted In: China, luxury, Mercedes Benz

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Kennedy
Ratatat
A Million and One Things To Do (Instrumental)
Time Machine
Ike's Mood I
Visioneers
Surveillance Society
Marginal