Marketplace for 8/14/13
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Egypt has declared a state of emergency. What's that mean for its economy? Trader Bruno Iksil, nicknamed the "London Whale," is cooperating with the government in its case against JP Morgan. Who should be worried? In the U.K., tempers are flaring over the possibility of the government drilling fracking holes in the countryside. In California, farm workers are headed to the office of House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy to persuade him to advance immigration reform legislation in the House. Also, a look at what hummus wants to do with sports fan and why Coke is running an ad defending artificial sweeteners. Plus, a Los Angeles-based artist discusses her latest work, "Dream Home Resource Center."
Posted In: fracking, sustainability, U.K., United Kingdom (U.K.)
Britain's government supports fracking as a source of cheap gas and jobs but his plans are meeting stiff resistance in the countryside, where New Age protesters and rich conservative country-dwellers want none of it.
Posted In: Egypt, morsi
Today the military-backed government of Egypt declared a month-long state of emergency -- as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi continue to clash with security forces.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Coke, diet coke, soda
Faced with declining diet soda sales, Coca-Cola launches campaign to defend the safety of artificial sweetener.
Posted In: JP Morgan, JPMorgan Chase, London Whale
Thanks to cooperation from Bruno Iksil, a.k.a. the London Whale, the Justice Department's charged two people for allegedly hiding the size of JPMorgan's $6 billion trading loss.
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