Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 25, 2013

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A look at two Mexican border factories that likely provide better benefits than your job. An economy bigger than India's, Russia's, or Canada's might need a bailout this year. What's ahead for Italy in the next six months? And one word: plastics.

More areas becoming uninsurable due to volatile weather

A new report predicts rising sea levels and more volatile weather will make more beachfront areas uninsurable.
Posted In: flood insurance, home insurance, Florida, climate change

PODCAST: LEGO my ego, 'feral hogs' and central bankers

Is Italy headed for a Greece-style bailout? How LEGO came back from the brink with the brick. And a central bankers calls investors 'feral hogs.'

Top central banker calls investors 'feral hogs'

A Federal Reserve banker in Texas has warned the so-called 'feral hogs' of the financial markets to stop overreacting to the Federal Reserve's plans to wind down quantitative easing. What does it all mean?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, bonds, interest rates, quantitative easing

Is Italy headed for a Greece-style bailout?

Italy might need a bailout within six months. So warns Italy's second largest bank, MedioBanca, according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.
Posted In: italy, Europe, Europe debt crisis, bailout

Part 2: Mexican border factories offer better benefits than your job

Two factories in Tijuana have been singled out as the best places to work in Mexico and can teach U.S. companies a thing or two about innovative employee benefits.
Posted In: Tijuana, Mexico, maquiladora

Forget Congress: How Obama can fight climate change solo

After years of butting heads with congressional Republicans, President Obama will announce climate change policies through administrative action.
Posted In: global climate change, global warming, executive orders, EPA, Obama

LEGO my turnaround: When innovation hurts

LEGO almost went out of business in the early 2000s thanks to an over innovation frenzy. How did the company get back to the brick?
Posted In: lego, toys, Retail, innovation

Mexican border factories offer better benefits than your job

Two factories in Tijuana have been singled out as the best places to work in Mexico and can teach U.S. companies a thing or two about innovative employee benefits.
Posted In: Tijuana, maquiladora, Mexico

Student loan interest D-Day: What's it mean?

Interest rates are supposed to go up July 1. How big is the hike and what does it really mean numbers-wise?
Posted In: student loan forgiveness, interest rates, student loan, higher education

Intel's anthropologist on uncovering our hidden tech habits

One of the people responsible for big ideas at the chip-maker Intel isn’t a software engineer or a developer. She's an anthropologist.
Posted In: Intel

Climate change policy: Tech winners and losers

President Obama will announce a plan on Tuesday designed to push forward his administration's goals on confronting climate change. Which technologies will get the go-ahead?
Posted In: climate change, Obama, greenhouse gases, carbon emissions

Is your dress looking at me?

Designer Ying Gao has created dresses that are embedded with eye-tracking technology.
Posted In: fashion, clothing, Tech

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Washed Out
Innerfuze
Giving Up The Ghost
DJ Shadow
Body Language / interpretation
Booka Shade
Fly Away / Walking In The Sunshine
Laid Back

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