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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, May 7, 2013

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The king of college rankings is adding a new list to its empire. U.S. News & World Report comes out today with its first ever ranking of online programs for veterans. The Obama administration directly accuses China’s military of cyber spying on U.S. government computer systems. And do some local zoning rules simply preserve neighborhood charm or work to discriminate against outsiders?

PODCAST: Jobs mystery, markets explained

Alleged discrimination against African-American temp workers. Jobs are opening up, but hiring is slow to follow. And what's got markets cheering around the world.

Stocks around the world reach 5 year highs

Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott, explains what's got markets running strong.
Posted In: stock market, global economy

Somalia takes steps to rebuild its economy

Somalia has struggled with famine, piracy, and insurgency in the past several years. But recently, Somalia has been making some progress on economic rebuilding.
Posted In: Somalia, Africa

Microsoft stock is up, but Windows is 'Blue'

Is Windows Blue an admission of failure or just an evolution for the new Windows 8 operating system?
Posted In: windows 8, Microsoft, tablets, mobile

The next 10 years in energy

It's cheaper and easier than ever to extract natural gas -- thanks in part to advances in controversial technologies like hydraulic fracturing. As technology advances over the next decade, will it stay that way?
Posted In: fracking, solar, energy

Students reinvent the locker to help a classmate in need

Students at a high school in Michigan develop a high-tech locker for a classmate with muscular dystrophy.
Posted In: high school, robotics, handicapped

Mozilla accuses governments of spying through its software

What happens when the government uses a non-profit as a cloak for surveillance?
Posted In: mozilla, spying, cybersecurity, Internet

African-Americans allege labor discrimination in Chicago

African-American men in Chicago say some temp firms discriminate against them and prefer to hire Latino immigrants.
Posted In: temp work, discrimination, African American, latino

Many job openings, fewer hires

New numbers on job openings in the U.S. are out. And there's a bit of a mystery: Why are there so many job openings and so few hires?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

There's a huge market in online education for veterans

U.S. News & World Report has released its first-ever rankings of the 'Best Online Education Programs for Veterans'. A look at the market and the sometimes predatory companies taking advantage of vets.
Posted In: veterans, higher education, Education

China reacts to U.S. accusations of cyber spying

The Chinese government reacts to accusations from the Obama administration that China's government is cyber-spying on U.S. government computer systems.
Posted In: China, cybersecurity, Obama

How zoning affects the wealth gap

Lisa Prevost's new book, 'Snob Zones: Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate,' looks at towns that have used zoning laws to keep low- and middle-income families out, in favor of the rich moving in.
Posted In: wealth, zoning, Northeast, Connecticut, Lisa Prevost, Housing

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Thunder Chicken
The Mighty Imperials
Liberation Front
Thievery Corporation
Cirrus
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