Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 16, 2013

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The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars. Why war and wasteful spending seem to go hand in hand. And tonight, New York City is hosting the All-Star Game -- a baseball tradition going back 80 years. If you watch the players' mandibles, you might catch a glimpse of another tradition. Here's a hint: It led to the outlawed 'spitball.'
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PODCAST: McDonald's budget fight, McDonald's Vietnam flight

Why it's a good time to be Goldman Sachs. McDonald's opens a fast-food outpost in Vietnam. And a painter turns his canvas on Walmart.
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When it comes to online tracking, what's standard?

Should advertisers and other companies be able to collect and hold onto users' browsing data? And should users be able to tell web site operators to stop tracking them?
Posted In: privacy, advertising, big data
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Why it's a good time to be Goldman Sachs

Goldman Sachs reported its latest business results on Tuesday. Profits -- as measured by net income -- hit $1.9 billion in the second quarter, twice the performance of the quarter before.
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, Earnings, banking
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The art in Walmart: A painter turns his canvas on store aisles

Meet Brendan O'Connell, Walmart artist -- or at least the mega retailer is his muse. O'Connell has taken to painting the things you can find the big-box store and the people who roam its aisles.
Posted In: Walmart, art, painting, Retail
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McDonald's tries to help employees budget

McDonald's teamed up with Visa to create an online budget guide assisting employees with money management.
Posted In: McDonald's, family budget, minimum wage
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A whole new place to eat McDonald's: Vietnam

International expansion is part of the fast-food chain’s business strategy. In fact, Vietnam will be the 38th Asian country McDonald’s is entering.
Posted In: McDonald's, Vietnam, asia, fast food
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Why wasteful spending and war seem to go hand in hand

A Senate committee takes up the issue of war-time contracting, looking at the huge amounts of waste and fraud during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted In: Iraq war, Afghanistan war, military waste, Iraq, afghanistan
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Marissa Mayer's report card: Buy!

This week marks one year of the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo. Mayer has bought 16 companies in her time at the helm.
Posted In: Yahoo, tumblr, social media, Marissa Mayer
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It's baseball all-star (spitting) time

Spitting is an even longer baseball tradition than the All-Star Game, especially if it's tobacco.
Posted In: baseball, Sports, tobacco, cigarettes, smoking
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The difference between Americans and Europeans? We're buying new cars

At a time when U.S. sales are soaring, Europe saw a drop of almost seven percent in the first half of this year. There is one bright spot: U.K. car sales are up.
Posted In: Auto, cars, tires, United Kingdom, Europe
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Professional video gamers eligible for athlete visas

Riot Games says it has successfully lobbied immigration services to provide visas for competitive gamers -- the same kind usually reserved for professional athletes.
Posted In: Immigration, video games, immigration reform
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IBM and Google earnings: An old bellwether and a new one

The earnings reports will certainly express some things about the state of the tech world, but also perhaps, the condition of the larger economy.
Posted In: Google, IBM, Yahoo, Earnings

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