Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

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The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal agencies. In Germany, a top court has rejected calls to block Europe's new rescue fund, ruling that the fund is legal under German law. And the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a press conference later today. Today, Apple's iPhone is a major object of desire -- but it wasn't always that way.
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PODCAST: Europeans make decisions, Americans await iPhone 5

The House of Representatives could vote as soon as tomorrow on legislation to fund the government for the next six months and avoid a shutdown. That temporary funding would keep the government going. But would mean some uncertainty for federal agencies. In Germany, a top court has rejected calls to block Europe's new rescue fund, ruling that the fund is legal under German law. And the iPhone 5 is expected to be unveiled at a press conference later today. Today, Apple's iPhone is a major object of desire -- but it wasn't always that way.
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Amid protests over film, U.S. ambassador to Libya killed

The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other diplomats have been killed in protests in Benghazi. Religious extremists stormed the U.S. consulate there. A controversial anti-Islamic video, posted on YouTube, was the catalyst for the attack. That has put YouTube and it's owner Google in an uncomfortable position.
Posted In: Ambassador, Libya, unrest
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Dutch elections could impact EU debt crisis

Voters have been at the polls today in the Netherlands -- and the results could have a big impact on the troubled euro zone.
Posted In: Netherlands, elections, Europe debt crisis
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German court decision injects hope into Europe

Europe's rescue fund got an important boost today. Germany's top court ruled the bailout fund is legal under German law. But what exactly does that mean for the troubled continent?
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Remains of the London Olympic games

If you find yourself still pining for the Olympic Games, never fear! Now you can own a piece of the games. Literally.
Posted In: Olympics 2012
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German courts OK Europe rescue fund

Germany's top court has given the green light to Europe's new rescue fund. The court rejected claims that the fund was illegal under German law.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, German, legal, bailout
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Cornel West on poverty issues in the U.S.

The well-known author, philosopher and Princeton professor is embarking today on a four-state tour aimed at bringing awareness to poverty issues in the United States.
Posted In: Cornel West, poverty
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Congress nears stop-gap spending measure

But six-month extension leaves government agencies unsure how to plan.
Posted In: Congress
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Apple-Samsung confusion paying off for Samsung

After a patent lawsuit between Apple and Samsung made headlines, some people became more aware of Samsung's devices. It's paid off for Samsung, so far.
Posted In: samsung, apple
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Before the iPhone, other objects of desire

It wasn't always the iPhone. A look at past objects of desire and prestige, and what they say about us as people.
Posted In: iPhone

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