Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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As tensions over a possible U.S.-led military strike against Syria drive up the U.S. dollar, other currencies around the globe are suffering -- especially India's rupee. A perfect storm of economic factors are leading to India's worst economic crisis in two decades. A new report shows a persistent disconnect between the pay of corporate chiefs and their performance. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, nearly 40 percent of the highest paid CEOs either led firms that received bail-out money, lost their jobs, or had to pay fraud related fines after the financial crisis hit. And, at the start of the school year, many teachers are digging into their own bank accounts to pay for classroom supplies.

PODCAST: JPMorgan's $6bn penalty

It's one of those mornings where the brass at JPMorgan might not want to read the papers. It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs. And, high speed trading is behind this month's errors in financial markets.

Wal-Mart to provide benefits to partners of gay employees

The nation's largest employer will give healthcare benefits to same-sex partners of full-time employees starting next year.
Posted In: Walmart, gay rights, employee benefits

Syria, oil, India, and currency

With the Syria headlines, the price of oil could become a drag for the U.S. economy and beyond.
Posted In: syria, India, Oil

August is the month for high speed trading disasters

High speed trading is behind this month's errors in financial markets.
Posted In: high speed trading, NASDAQ

U.S. demands JPMorgan pay $6 billion penalty

It's of those mornings where the brass at JPMorgan might not want to read the papers.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, mortgage crisis, mortgage fraud, London Whale

Burning Man isn't just for music, drugs, and dancing anymore

The alternative culture festival is big among the tech scene.

A quarter century of 'Madden NFL'

What's behind the popularity of one of history's most successful video game franchises?
Posted In: video games, madden, NFL

The Syrian Electronic Army strikes again

The New York Times and Twitter are its latest targets.
Posted In: syria, hacking

Who gets a ticket when there's no one behind the wheel?

Driverless cars are on the horizon. So are new legal challenges to deal with them.
Posted In: driverless cars, Google, Nissan

India faces worst economic crisis in 20 years

With the focus on Syria, also keep an eye on an unfolding economic meltdown in one of the world's most important economies: India.
Posted In: India, currency

More teachers pay to stock the classroom supply closet

One lesson virtually all teachers have learned: if you want your classroom up to snuff, you're going to have to spend your own money.
Posted In: back to school, Education, teachers

How much will Microsoft pay its next CEO?

As Microsoft starts the search for a new CEO, yet another report highlights the growing gap between CEO pay and that of the average worker.
Posted In: ceo pay, CEOs, income inequality

Nebraska Apple store is actually a classroom

It’s the first student-run Apple Store for aspiring marketers, accountants, and entrepreneurs.
Posted In: Apple Store, apple, Retail

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Hot Cakes
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21st Century Planet Smashers
Disrupt
Football [Explicit]
Iggy Pop

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