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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, August 30, 2013

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With Brazil and India reporting their economic growth figures today, we take a look at how emerging markets are fairing around the world. Cigarette ads have been banned from TV since 1971. But next month, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, maker of Camels, plans to start airing commercials in Colorado for its new electronic-cigarette. And, it's been the summer of surveillance -- revelations of pervasive government tracking in the name of national security. One industry that raised early warnings about the potential for abuse of tracking technology is, actually, Hollywood.

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A high-tech pair: Flat screen TVs and e-cigarettes

Aug 30, 2013
As the e-cigarette market heats up, R.J. Reynolds plans its first TV ad since 1971, when cigarette commercials were banned.

Cats on the tracks!

Aug 30, 2013
New York City's subway experiences the cutest little delay of all time, yes it did.

India and Brazil's economic reversal of fortune

Aug 30, 2013
Emerging markets that thrived during the recession are seeing the flow of capital dry up.

NFL will pay $765M to settle head injury lawsuits

Aug 30, 2013
Former players and their families will receive a massive payout, but the NFL has admitted no wrongdoing.

GE to spin off credit card business

Aug 30, 2013
General Electric plans to spin off its highly profitable credit card business, which made the company $2.2 billion last year.

August was a nasty month to be a stock

Aug 30, 2013
Where the money shifted in August...

It takes two to text while driving, according to court

Aug 30, 2013
A surprising ruling on texting while driving.

PODCAST: GE looks to spin off credit card division

Aug 30, 2013
General Electric plans to spin off its highly profitable credit card business, which made the company $2.2 billion last year. August was a nasty month to be a stock. And, former players and their families will receive a massive payout, but the NFL has admitted no wrongdoing.

With Brazil and India reporting their economic growth figures today, we take a look at how emerging markets are fairing around the world. Cigarette ads have been banned from TV since 1971. But next month, tobacco giant R.J. Reynolds, maker of Camels, plans to start airing commercials in Colorado for its new electronic-cigarette. And, it’s been the summer of surveillance — revelations of pervasive government tracking in the name of national security. One industry that raised early warnings about the potential for abuse of tracking technology is, actually, Hollywood.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC