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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 12, 2013
Jul 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 12, 2013

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China and America discuss investing in each other's countries. The U.S.-Canada line is the longest international border in the world, but the American security budget for it is a sliver of the billions it spends along the southern border. And in France on Bastille Day this Sunday, what's there to celebrate?

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Lawmakers look to America's northern border

Jul 12, 2013
The U.S. border with Mexico may get all the attention, but the Senate's examining security issues along our border with Canada.

Rising interest rates impacts banks

Jul 12, 2013
As Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase kick off bank earnings season, it's a chance to see the effect rising interest rates are having on our nation's banks.

On Bastille Day, what's to celebrate?

Jul 12, 2013
The French Revolution -- and much of the France we know today -- was born at a time of economic crisis and famine.

States' refusal to expand Medicaid complicates health care for many uninsured

Jul 12, 2013
21 states have refused to expand Medicaid as provided under the health care reform law.

Sharknado 2? More like Snakes on a Plane

Jul 12, 2013
Syfy's 'Sharknado' made a splash on Twitter Thursday night, even actress Mia Farrow joined in. But when looking at the numbers the day after, the social media attention wasn't reflected in TV viewership.

Edward Snowden's asylum hopes a hopscotch of connections

Jul 12, 2013
Edward Snowden is believed to be holed up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, but he may be trying to figure out a way to get to Latin America, where he has been offered asylum by three countries.
Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA, revealed details of top-secret surveillance conducted by the United States' National Security Agency regarding telecom data.
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UPS profits: Alarming news comes next day air

Jul 12, 2013
UPS is out this morning with a warning that its profits will be lower than expected. What does that signal for the rest of the economy?

PODCAST: UPS on the downs, border patrol up north

Jul 12, 2013
UPS profits: Alarming news comes next day air. Lawmakers look to shore up America's northern border. And states' refusal to expand Medicaid complicates health care for many uninsured.

China and America play nice, discuss foreign direct investment deal

Jul 12, 2013
Cybersecurity and Edward Snowden received most of the attention at high-level U.S.-China talks this week. Also high on the agenda? Foreign direct investment.

India taps out last telegram

Jul 12, 2013
On Sunday, India's last official telegram will be sent from state owned telecom company BSNL, cutting the cord of an old technology that was the fastest way to communicate before landlines, mobile phones and email.

China and America discuss investing in each other’s countries. The U.S.-Canada line is the longest international border in the world, but the American security budget for it is a sliver of the billions it spends along the southern border. And in France on Bastille Day this Sunday, what’s there to celebrate?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC