Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, October 29, 2013

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British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce an official, government bond on Tuesday that's approved under Islamic finance rules. What's called "Sharia-Compliant Finance" is rich in the vein of capitalism and involves certain filters, such as not investing in companies that gamble or sell alcohol. But it's also about not charging interest, prohibited under Islamic law. Connecting the continents of Asia and Europe across the Bosporus River via rail has been a dream of Turkish leaders for a 150 years. Today the fantasy becomes reality.  Turkey is opening an underground rail line that will connect the two sides of Istanbul. And, have you seen signs for "dental spas" cropping up in your area and wondered, "What the heck is that?" It's what it sounds like -- think cucumber-scented eye pillows and a massaging dental chair. But can you make a dreaded appointment with a dentist into a treat?

October: Not a great month to be a hacker

This month has seen two high profile cases of young men being caught hacking.
Posted In: hackers, anonymous

Outsourcing giant Infosys faces record immigration fine

Infosys allegedly used the wrong type of visa to bring thousands workers into the country.
Posted In: Immigration, H-1B visas, work visas

PODCAST: The high price of cocoa

Outsourcing giant Infosys faces a record immigration fine over worker visas. Southern Airways Express flies small planes out of small airports, a no-hassle alternative to driving a few hundred miles. And, cocoa prices are near record highs, as farmers who have switched to more lucrative crops have driven down supply.

Britain goes after Middle East cash with new Sharia bonds

The new bonds, backed by the British government, are compliant with Islamic law.
Posted In: Islam, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Chocolate lovers beware: Cocoa prices near record highs

Cocoa prices are near record highs, as farmers who have switched to more lucrative crops have driven down supply.
Posted In: commodities, chocolate, cocoa

In the South, one airline bets big on small

Southern Airways Express flies small planes out of small airports, a no-hassle alternative to driving a few hundred miles.
Posted In: Airlines, airports

The new dentist's office: aromatherapy, puppies, and Botox

Dental spas find there’s money to be made offering a less stressful experience while you get work done on your teeth.
Posted In: Spa, dentist, Botox, trends, Cosmetic

The new Silk Road: A trans-continental tunnel in Turkey

Today, Turkey opens the world's first trans-continental tunnel, linking Istanbul's European side to its Asian side by cutting across the Bosporus Strait.
Posted In: tunnels, turkey, underwater transit

$4bn for Pintrest? Is social media a bubble waiting to burst?

It might be an understatement to say that investors are pumped up about social networks and other tech companies.
Posted In: Twitter, apple

It's Cyber Security Awareness Month. Are your devices safe?

October was Cyber Security Awareness Month, and what an October it's been for cyber security.

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