Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 14, 2013
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Voters in Iran go to the polls today to pick a new president -- what does it mean for their economy? The Airbus A350 jumbo jet makes its maiden flight today. It’s Airbus’ answer to rival Boeing’s ill-fated 787 Dreamliner, which broke ground on aerodynamics and fuel efficiency four years ago. And we take a look at the 'Moneyball' economy.
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Posted In: stock market, market volatility, Federal Reserve
Markets thy name is volatility. Over the past month, how much value has been lost on stock markets around the world?
Is market volatility all a misunderstanding. Latinos in California feel pretty good about health care reform. And how do Mother's Day and Father's Day compare when it comes to spending on gifts?
Posted In: Iran, election, surveillance, Google
Google says it has found evidence the Iranian government is spying on its citizens. The tech giant suspects the Iranian government is trying to head off any political unrest by looking at citizens' email correspondence.
Posted In: health care, Latino voters, Affordable Care Act
Nationwide, skepticism over the Affordable Care Act is persistent. But according to a poll conducted by the Spanish language broadcaster Univision, Latinos in California have a much more positive take new health care law.
Posted In: baseball, statistics, Sports
Why do Major League Baseball games take so long to play these days? Because the Oakland A's found that the best way to produce runs is to draw a lot of walks. So baseball became a game of hitters waiting out pitchers.
Posted In: nsa, surveillance, PRISM
Revelations about NSA collection of phone and online data has caused some Americans to change their habits. An example? A jump in the use of search engines that promise more privacy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, quantitative easing
At its two-day meeting next week, the Federal Reserve Board may indicate whether it will begin 'tapering' its quantitative easing program.
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