Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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There was a fascinating moment yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when Intel CEO Brian Krzanich turned the discussion to human rights. Intel says it will make sure that none of the raw materials in its chips comes from parts of the world where the proceeds lead to armed conflict and death, especially when they are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, a federal appeals court hears arguments challenge a new rule forcing company to disclose the use of so-called conflict minerals. There's news China has lifted a ban on video game consoles in its free trade zone surrounding Shanghai. And, if money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings. This is part of a larger movement called values investing. 

PODCAST: A bad time for the bee business

Made in the USA fossil fuels alter the country's trade status. The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings. And, Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.

How to make your portfolio reflect your values

If money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings.
Posted In: values, socially responsible investments

Pebble CEO Eric Migicovsky on his cool new smartwatch

The Pebble Steel is a star at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Posted In: smartwatch, pebble

How the 'polar vortex' is impacting the economy

A look at how cold weather reallocates resources
Posted In: polar vortex

Could AT&T’s 'sponsored data' plans kill public radio?

Or will it just drive consumers nuts with invasive ads?
Posted In: AT&T, data, net neutrality

Shanghai residents can finally get their hands on a PS4

After 14 years, China is lifting its ban on foreign video game consoles in its Shanghai free trade zone.
Posted In: China, video games, Shanghai

Don't worry, bee happy?

The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings.
Posted In: colony collapse

Conflict minerals disclosure rule heads to court

A court hears arguments on a rule that requires companies to report on whether their products contain conflict minerals.
Posted In: conflict minerals, Tech

Can startups succeed outside Silicon Valley?

Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.
Posted In: Utah, startup

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Fifteen (feat. Chela)
GoldRoom
1977
Ana Tijoux
Honey Child
Johnny Williams
Tidal Wave
Thee Oh Sees

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