Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says some of that bad air people breath in the American West is imported from China. A lot of the imported pollution has been specifically identified as coming from factories in eastern China that make goods purchased by Americans, which is raising fascinating questions about who is really to blame for the bad air. The annual meeting of The World Economic Forum kicks off tomorrow in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the big items on the agenda is inequality. And, around two dozen countries have made the move from paper bills to plastic. But in the U.S., we take our time before messing with our money. 

'Dear subscriber, you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance'

The Ukrainian government may be using mobile phone location data to intimidate protesters during ongoing civil unrest.
Posted In: ukraine, cell phone

PODCAST: Oil demand booming

A new IEA report out Tuesday says global oil demand will rise by 1.3 million barrels per day this year. The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicks off this week, in Davos. One of the items on the agenda is inequality. And, the JOBS Act will promote equity investing through crowdfunding.

What growing global oil thirst means for economy

A new International Energy Agency report out Tuesday says global oil demand will rise by 1.3 million barrels per day this year.
Posted In: oil boom

A former high-frequency trader turned critic

Powerful computers can make hundreds of thousands of trades in milliseconds, making big money off tiny stock price differences. But is it bad for our financial system?
Posted In: high-frequency trading

American pollution: Made in China

There's a hidden cost to buying goods manufactured in China -- pollution in western North America.
Posted In: China, China's Environment, China's Economy, air pollution

Bollywood booms in U.S. and overseas

Action thriller 'Dhoom 3' has made more than $8 million at the U.S. box office, and it's in Hindi.
Posted In: Bollywood, movies, India

Plastic money: bills that defy crumpling, boiling and counterfeiting

Buy a $5 Canadian bill -- it's polymer base makes it fun to torture and almost impossible to destroy.
Posted In: undefined

Inequality on the docket at World Economic Forum in Davos

The annual meeting of the World Economic Forum kicks off this week, in Davos, Switzerland. This year, one of the items on the agenda is inequality.
Posted In: Davos, inequality, World Economic Forum

Crowdfunding for investors may soon get easier

The JOBS Act will promote equity investing through crowdfunding. A Washington, D.C. real estate firm has already been trying it out.
Posted In: JOBS Act, crowd-funding

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