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.
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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
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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.'
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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