Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
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The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. We take a loook at how big the business has become. And we visit another business that's growing: E-cigarettes. Finally, can money and planning stop severe flooding in Europe?
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Posted In: cigarettes, e-cigarettes, tobacco
E-cigarette sales are still only a fraction of the total cigarette market. But that share is growing steadily -- tobacco companies and others are taking notice.
Posted In: contractors, surveillance, nsa, PRISM
The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. How big is this business?
Posted In: overdraft fees, overdraft, banking
Opting into your bank’s overdraft protection could leave you paying higher fees and make your account more likely to be shut down, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
The $38 latte strikes again. The meaning of means testing for farmers. And the problem on focusing on shareholder value.
Posted In: flood, Europe, weather
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.
Posted In: nsa, PRISM, pew, surveillance
Do you care if the government knows who you're talking to on Facebook and when? Whom you're emailing? If so, why? If not, why not?
Posted In: farm bill, crop insurance, Agriculture
Tucked into the farm bill is language that would add means testing to the federally subsidized crop insurance program.