Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 14, 2013

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French politicians have their eyes on a potential new source of revenue: smart phones and tablets. France is considering the idea of putting a tax on these mobile digital devices in an effort to fund French culture. And, in China, controversy is swirling around the country's most celebrated movie director. Zhang Yimou faces a $26 million fine for fathering seven children, a violation of China's one-child policy. The case is stirring up public anger about inequality between China's rich and poor.  
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PODCAST: North American fossil fuel domination; cell phone theft

A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production. Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise, but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase. Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
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How the markets will react to more North American fuel production

When fossil fuel gets cheap.
Posted In: Oil, fracking, fossil fuels
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A new era in North American fossil fuel production

A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production
Posted In: Oil, fossil fuels, alternative energy, fracking
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Pour la culture: France mulls taxing the tablet

France's newest contribution to culture? A proposed tax on mobile phones.
Posted In: France, Taxes, culture, mobile, iPhone
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Construction is back in Southwest, but where are the workers?

Housing seems to be in recovery mode in places like Phoenix, Arizona. But it may be tough for homebuilders to lure back construction workers.
Posted In: southwest, arizona, construction, employment
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The SEC attempts to fix conflicts of interest in bond-rating

The SEC meets with experts Tuesday about the alleged conflicts of interest in the bond-rating industry, after delaying new rules to deal with the issue.
Posted In: bonds, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission
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Cell phone theft is on the rise, but the industry isn't helping much (Infographic)

Cell phone theft in this country is on the rise – some are calling it an epidemic – but there’s not really any incentive for the industry to help curb the increase.
Posted In: cell phone, theft, wireless
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Fathering seven children in a one-child society: Famous director's kids spark big debate in China

China's most celebrated movie director and choreographer of the 2008 Beijing Olympics opening ceremony, Zhang Yimou faces $26 million in fines after state media reported he has fathered at least seven children with up to four women. The scandal has sparked a debate about the inequities between China's rich and poor.
Posted In: China, China's Politics, China's Society

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