Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, November 6, 2013

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Apple, Inc. is trying to give customers a sense of how often the government officially demands private data. During the first 6 months of 2013, there were 3,500 requests by the U.S. -- and those are just the ones Apple is disclosing. Later today, CBS will release its profits report. The broadcaster made headlines in August when it went head-to-head with Time Warner Cable. The standoff may have cost Time Warner more than 300,000 subscribers. But CBS seems to have done better -- at least for now. And, there's a campaign in Washington to block big companies from taking a tax deduction when they settle cases with the government. That comes after JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay a $5.1 billion settlement, all of which seems tax deductible.

PODCAST: Twitter prepares to go public

When a tech company like Twitter goes public, the pressure is on to make money and lots of ideas get tried out. Also, as Twitter prepares to go public, it sets a new target for its stock price.

Twitter's IPO: A deal or a steal?

As Twitter prepares to go public, it sets a new target for its stock price.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter IPO

Showing up to work tired is just like showing up to work drunk

The average American sleeps an hour and a half less per night than she used to -- and that's costing employers $63 billion a year.
Posted In: sleep, efficiency, iPad

The 'two cities' Bill de Blasio will inherit

Incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected on a message of repairing income inequality in the nation's largest metropolis. Just how bad is it?
Posted In: income inequality, New York City, Bill de Blasio

The future of TV involves less ad money

Broadcast networks like CBS have found a new source of revenue in fees charged to cable companies, though consumers ultimately pick-up the added costs.
Posted In: cable TV, TV networks, CBS, NBC, abc

Should JPMorgan be able to deduct its $5.1 billion settlement?

Under current law, JPMorgan can deduct its $5.1 billion settlement with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from its taxes. Some Democrats are trying to change that.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, mortgage fraud

Apple discloses government information requests, too

Apple, Inc. is trying to give customers a sense of how often governments around the world officially demand private data.
Posted In: apple, NSA leaks, surveillance

Twitter IPO: 'The end of Twitter's creative phase'

As Twitter prepares to become a publicly traded company, investors are expecting a lot. But users? That's a different story.
Posted In: Twitter IPO, Twitter, Facebook

Now that Twitter has to make money, can it keep innovating?

When a tech company like Twitter goes public, the pressure is on to make money and lots of ideas get tried out.
Posted In: Twitter IPO, Jack Dorsey, VCs

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Golden Brown
The Stranglers
The Dreaming Mind (Part 1)
Quantic feat. Combo Bárbaro
You Wanted A Hit
LCD Soundsystem
Wise Dread (Instrumental)
DJ Drez

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