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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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.
Posted In: privacy, advertising, big data
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: Walmart, art, painting, Retail
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: Immigration, video games, immigration reform
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: Google, IBM, Yahoo, Earnings
The earnings reports will certainly express some things about the state of the tech world, but also perhaps, the condition of the larger economy.