Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 27, 2013
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As the we near the sequester deadline, how are other countries around the world such as China viewing the budget cuts? While President Obama made political waves with his call for an increase to the federal minimum wage during the State of the Union address, Germany is having its own debate about whether to have a minimum wage at all. And Cablevision is suing Viacom because the cable company says it shouldn't have to pay for channels that aren't popular with subscribers.
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As the sequester nears, stock markets seem not to notice. Can Groupon revive the daily deal? And, Internet service providers try out a new 'six strikes' rule to curb online piracy.
Posted In: China, sequester, military
China is a rising military power in the Pacific and the U.S. is partly a counterbalance, but U.S. military sequester spending cuts may turn out to be a mixed blessing for China.
Posted In: piracy, Internet, Tech
Internet service providers roll out a 'six strikes' policy to educate rather than punish people for illegal downloads.
Posted In: Cablevision, viacom, cable TV
Cablevision is suing content provider Viacom. The cable company says it shouldn't have to pay for channels that aren't popular with subscribers.