Marketplace for Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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The Chinese government is sponsoring cyber-espionage to attack top U.S. companies. The dreaded sequester is affecting all of Washington, D.C. Scott Tong takes a look at the Simpson-Bowles proposal to reduce the U.S. deficit. We explore how diamond thieves made away with millions in diamonds at the Brussels Airport. Dijon mustard brand Grey Poupon is trying to make a comeback. And Deferred Action, the immigration plan that allowed some immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to avoid deportation, celebrates its one-year anniversary.
Posted In: diamond
Armed robbers who stole gems worth an estimated $50 million from Brussels airport may find the diamonds tough to get rid of. Even if they get away with the crime, they may only get a fraction of what the stones are worth.
Posted In: hacking, cybersecurity, China
The New York Times reported that China is sponsoring cyber espionage on the United States. Kim Zetter from Wired talks about whether this should scare us or not.
Posted In: Deferred Action, undocumented immigrants, illegal immigrants
Deferred Action allows the children of undocumented immigrants to work legally in the U.S., but only temporarily.