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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 16, 2013
Aug 16, 2013

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Today, India's currency hit a record low, amid moves by the central bank there to limit the amount of cash that Indian business can send out of the country. One U.S. dollar is currently worth about 62 rupees, compared to 54 rupees back in the Spring. On Sunday, Disney will release "Infinity," a video game for children. It's a mix of new tech and some very familiar characters. The game could be an important test for the company, which has languished in the profitable video game industry. And, ESPN's three decade rein as America's sports network will face a serious challenge tomorrow for the first time in its history with the launch of FOX Sports 1 and 2.

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Colorado River shortage: What happens when the water runs dry?

Aug 16, 2013
The Bureau of Reclamation declares the first water shortage for the Colorado River basin, which provides water for tens of millions of people and large agricultural regions.

Ashton Kutcher's Steve Jobs movie opens tonight

Aug 16, 2013
Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It's a an opportunity to move Kutcher's career from TV to the big screen. But it could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.

Indian Rupee hits record low

Aug 16, 2013
A run on India's currency presages trouble in other emerging markets.

FOX launches sports channels to challenge ESPN

Aug 16, 2013
ESPN has been king of the hill in TV sports for three decades. But now FOX Sports aims to do to ESPN what Fox News did to CNN.

Disney hopes for magic with Infinity game

Aug 16, 2013
Disney is set to launch its Infinity toy-game hybrid products. Will the Mouse House do better with this game than earlier ones?
A fan tries out the Disney Infinity display at the E3 Gaming and Technology Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center on June 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
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How multinationals in Egypt are responding to the unrest

Aug 16, 2013
A look at Egypt, as companies plan their responses to widespread civil unrest

Ford lowers mileage rating on C-Max Hybrid

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Aug 16, 2013
Ford will pay owners of the hybrid car after being sued for misleading customers.

PODCAST: How international companies operate in a violent Egypt

Aug 16, 2013
A look at Egypt as companies plan their responses to widespread civil unrest. Ashton Kutcher plays Apple CEO Steve Jobs in the first Hollywood film about the visionary Silicon Valley legend. It could also impact his side vocation as a tech company investor if he doesn't get it right.

Today, India’s currency hit a record low, amid moves by the central bank there to limit the amount of cash that Indian business can send out of the country. One U.S. dollar is currently worth about 62 rupees, compared to 54 rupees back in the Spring. On Sunday, Disney will release “Infinity,” a video game for children. It’s a mix of new tech and some very familiar characters. The game could be an important test for the company, which has languished in the profitable video game industry. And, ESPN’s three decade rein as America’s sports network will face a serious challenge tomorrow for the first time in its history with the launch of FOX Sports 1 and 2.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC