Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday June 11, 2014

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State GDP statistics come out tomorrow. While states have had a tough time during the recession, things seem to be turning around for them now. We report on what we can expect. Plus, NASA is launching a flying saucer. We look at why they're launching it and what it does?  We also take a look at what it costs and where it will fly? Also, the BBC’s Evan Davis reports from a farming community a couple of hours away from San Paolo ahead of the World Cup launch this week. Agriculture has been a shining star for Brazil’s economy thanks to advances in technology that have allowed farmers to produce more goods than they used to two decades ago. Then later, if you were to make a list of the top 5 products that will play a prominent role in our future, the battery would definitely be at the top. Batteries power our devices, our cars will soon rely on them and they will be crucial in the construction of renewable energy grids. We visit a Berkley, CA laboratory where scientists are experimenting with new materials to make safer more efficient batteries, and where CalCEF, the California Clean Energy Angel Fund, is experimenting with new ways of getting those batteries to market faster. 

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