Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Next time you take out your smart phone for a game of Angry Birds or to check Facebook, there's a chance you're not the only one who's watching. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the British and American governments could be tracking data from some mobile apps. Tonight, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. He's said it's unlikely he's going to get a whole lot of support from Congress on anything. So, if President Obama goes it alone, what could he do? One other thing you may hear from the president tonight is about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The a global trade agreement that covers 12 countries and 40 percent of the world's economy is a high priority for Obama and an important part of his Asia-Pacific policy. But if you thought the fight over NAFTA was bruising, this could be a lot tougher.  

PODCAST: White House to raise minimum wage for federal contracts

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60 million people will get new Google Glass frames covered by insurance

Google signed a deal with optical insurer VSP to cover new titanium Glass frames.
Posted In: Google Glass, health insurance

U.S. Olympic Ski Team 'lives high, trains low'

Marketplace Tech talks with Jim Stray-Gundersen, who advises Team USA and pumps nitrogen into athletes’ bedrooms to boost their performance.
Posted In: Olympics, Gaming the System

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

Eighty percent of Alzheimer's patients involved in a study had evidence of exposure to DDT.
Posted In: Alzheimer's, DDT, pesticide

Does the government like what you're up to on Facebook?

The NSA and its British counterpart are sucking up data from some mobile apps.
Posted In: NSA leaks

Silicon Valley has a dress code? You better believe it

Or put another way, there’s a lot of code in Silicon Valley dress.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, zuckerberg

As U.S. freezes, prices soar for natural gas

High demand for heating fuel means high prices in Midwest and Northeast.
Posted In: nat gas, propane

Getting 40 percent of the world's economy on the same page

The Trans-Pacific Partnership would include 12 countries and 40 percent of the world's economy.
Posted In: SOTU, TPP, NAFTA, trade

The president's options, without Congressional help

The president has the power to affect wages even without any help from the House or Senate.
Posted In: SOTU, State of the Union

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