Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 5, 2013

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Latvia is set to become the newest member of the eurozone. But with all the region's crises, why would a country still want to join? Last year, for the first time in a decade, Denver-based Frontier Airlines turned a profit -- and it's on track to do the same this year. We check in with the company's CEO. And Ikea gets a new chairman.

PODCAST: Drugs, magazines, and bonds

Can a fallen drug be resurrected? The housing market is up and so are home decor magazines. And rising interest rates are challenging the old adage that bonds and bond funds are always a safe bet.

Private sector job gains and the Fed's next move

Payroll processing company ADP reports 135,000 private sector jobs were added last month, falling below analyst expectations. Will the weak numbers cause the Federal Reserve to stick to stimulus?
Posted In: adp, Federal Reserve, Jobs, jobs report

iPhone 4 imports banned in patent case

The U.S. International Trade Commission has banned the import of some of Apple's older devices -- the iPhone 4 and iPad 2 3G. Some experts argue courts are unlikely to uphold the ban.
Posted In: apple, samsung, patents, iPhone

So you think bond funds are safe? Think again

Stocks are risky, but bonds are safe -- or so goes the stereotype. But what about bond mutual funds?
Posted In: bonds, Mutual funds, interest rates

Microsoft considers reorganization, grapples with death of PC

Microsoft may be on the verge of a massive restructuring. The company has had an interesting year -- neither Windows 8 nor the company's new Surface tablet have been home runs.
Posted In: Microsoft, mobile, windows

Do those grocery bags say Amazon.com?

According to Reuters, Amazon is on the verge of bringing online grocery delivery to cities across the country.
Posted In: Amazon, groceries, Food

FDA to consider lifting safety warnings on Avandia, but is it too little, too late?

The FDA is expected to take another look at controversial diabetes drug Avandia after researchers at Duke have concluded the drug doesn't increase the risk of cardiovascular death as previously reported.
Posted In: diabetes, GlaxoSmithKline, FDA

Latvia wants to join the eurozone. Why?

Despite the crisis, there are still benefits of being a member of the eurozone club.
Posted In: latvia, Eurozone, European Union, Europe debt crisis

Economic indicator: Home and living magazines

Shelter magazines are on the rebound as the housing industry bounces back. What other lateral signs are there out there?
Posted In: housing market, magazines, economic indicators

Frontier Airlines CEO defends $100 carry-on fee

Carry-on baggage could cost you up to $100 on Frontier Airlines. We check in with the company's CEO to get a handle on the new fee.
Posted In: airline industry, Airlines

E.T. phone home: In search of Atari's lost E.T. video game

A Canadian gaming company is trying to uncover the 30-year mystery of Atari's E.T. video game and its alleged desert disappearance.
Posted In: atari, video games

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Subterranean Homesick Alien
Radiohead
Sabor (feat. Tempo)
Quantic
Waves
Joey Bada$$
Forever (Escort Remix Instrumental)
Escort & Escort

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