Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 21, 2014
Feb 21, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 21, 2014

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There’s been a steady drip of economic news this week, and it has pretty much matched the recent weather: Blech. In fact, weather’s gotten a lot of blame. Housing starts fall? Crummy weather. Regional manufacturing declines? Ditto. But some economists worry the weather is masking a deeper chill. Plus, tech industry big wigs are always talking about doing stuff in the cloud. So are companies. When they're selling you products...or selling each other products. This week Microsoft gave it's service a makeover... the company's Cloud storage offering is now called OneDrive. But when it comes to storing all of our data online... to be accessible from anywhere... whose servers should we be storing that information on?

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The high-speed trading world is run by algorithms and computers.

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Climate change is making English wine better

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Climate change is reversing the fortunes of a once derided industry.

There’s been a steady drip of economic news this week, and it has pretty much matched the recent weather: Blech. In fact, weather’s gotten a lot of blame. Housing starts fall? Crummy weather. Regional manufacturing declines? Ditto. But some economists worry the weather is masking a deeper chill. Plus, tech industry big wigs are always talking about doing stuff in the cloud. So are companies. When they’re selling you products…or selling each other products. This week Microsoft gave it’s service a makeover… the company’s Cloud storage offering is now called OneDrive. But when it comes to storing all of our data online… to be accessible from anywhere… whose servers should we be storing that information on?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC