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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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Spain's very fragile economy has just limped out of recession after two years -- but just barely. The country's National Statistics Institute detected a .01 percent growth during the third quarter. But that wouldn't tell the whole story of one of Europe's top five economies, 13th in the world overall just behind Australia. And, the lawsuits are flying after a black college student says he was stopped by New York police after buying a $350 Ferragamo belt at Barneys. In a separate incident, actor Rob Brown says he was searched after buying his mother a $1,000 Movado watch at Macys. Marketplace Morning Report looks at how people of color are sometimes treated while shopping at high end stores.

PODCAST: Obamacare will force some to switch insurance

2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan. Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty? And, Cuba is shutting down 20,000 businesses that sell clothing.

Mario doesn't do mobile (and Nintendo suffers)

Nintendo's decision not to go mobile is costing it big time.
Posted In: nintendo, Earnings

In reversal, Cuba shuts down clothing businesses

20,000 businesses may be shut down.
Posted In: cuba

Actually, Obamacare will force some of you to change plans

2 to 3 percent of people who currently purchase their own insurance will need to switch to a new plan.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, health insurance

The Snowden Effect: Is Booz Allen feeling it?

Edward Snowden’s former employer, Booz Allen Hamilton, announces earnings. Did it feel a Snowden penalty?
Posted In: Snowden, nsa, Booz Allen Hamilton

A broken social contract, horse meat eating: Welcome to Spain's 'financial genocide'

Spain's economy has (just barely) emerged from recession. But people are still suffering.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis

Shopping while black, and paying a 'respectability tax'

Two recent high profile cases of black men being detained and searched after shopping at luxury clothing stores shines a light on a common experience for people of color.
Posted In: profiling, Personal Finance

A digital John Hancock from David Beckham

David Beckham has partnered with Facebook to offer a digital autograph of his new book to fans who register for the "signing."
Posted In: autographs, celebrity, e-books

Planned obsolescence: Yes, they do want you to buy a new phone every year

Notice how your iPhone 4 started to become unreliable just as the iPhone 5S came out? You're not the only one.
Posted In: apple, iPhone

Our smart phone addiction

We buy (and throw away) our mobile phones at an alarming rate.
Posted In: smartphone, sustainability

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