Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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Why GlaxoSmithKline's alleged bribery of doctors in China might just be par for the course in a country where doctors less than $1,000 per month. Insecticide sales are up, as one tenacious pest, the rootworm, has developed resistance to a genetically modified strain of corn. And how does Britain's royal baby impact international trade?  

PODCAST: Does Apple need an orange?

Apple reports its earnings. How to break away from the consensus when buying stocks. And in Nebraska, some farmers and ranchers fear the Keystone XL Pipeline could damage land and water.

How much will Ryan Braun's suspension cost the Brewers?

The Milwaukee Brewers are losing their star outfielder Ryan Braun for the rest of the season. He's agreed to a suspension without pay for unspecified violations"of baseball's drug program and his contract.
Posted In: Sports, baseball, drugs, milwaukee brewers

Congress probes bank commodities, warehouse investments

The Senate Banking Committee is holding a hearing today on bank investments in things like warehouses and oil refineries, and commodities such as metals and oil.
Posted In: banking, Congress, regulation, Goldman Sachs

Breaking away from the consensus

Do you buy or sell stocks based on consensus forecasts? Analyst Juli Niemann at Smith, Moore & Company says there is something you should know about that strategy.
Posted In: stock market, Federal Reserve, Investing

How to protect your cellphone from hackers

Nearly half a billion mobile phone SIM cards might be vunerable to hacking. The vulnerability was revealed by a security researcher in Germany.
Posted In: cybersecurity, hacking, Cellphones, mobile

Tuition snapshot: Parents, high-income families paying less for college

According to a new report from student loan servicer Sallie Mae, parents are shelling out less money for their kid's college tuition. Before you break out the champagne, let's explore those numbers.
Posted In: higher education, student loans, student debt, Tuition

In Nebraska, standing in the way of Keystone XL pipeline

Nebraska farmers worry the oil pipeline will damage their land or water. Some are putting up obstacles to the route.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, Keystone XL, natural gas, Nebraska

What's the next leap forward for Apple?

Apple faces a business quandary: amaze the markets all over again, or compete on small improvements.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, iPad, China

President Obama, Congress and the middle class

President Obama says he is going to refocus his efforts on the economy. How much can he really do?
Posted In: Boehner, Republicans, Obama, middle class, federal budget

Forget the hype, Britain's royal baby will only have a small economic impact

As we await the name of the new British royal baby, let's take a look at the economics of the birth.
Posted In: United Kingdom, Britain, royal baby, Prince William

Corn farmers turn to insecticides again

Farmers are buying more insecticides this season. That’s because one tenacious pest has developed resistance to a genetically modified corn variety.
Posted In: farming, insects, pesticides, corn, Iowa, Monsanto

Moto X: Can it compete?

Since Google bought Motorola and its boatload of patents last year, there's been plenty of speculation the old cellphone company would build a new product.
Posted In: Google, motorola, mobile, smartphones

GlaxoSmithKline's bribery scandal highlights China's corrupt health care system

China alleges British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline bribed Chinese doctors. But so does everyone else, say longtime observers. Why is China singling out GSK?
Posted In: GlaxoSmithKline, pharmaceuticals, China, health care

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