Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 28, 2013

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Will new U.S. penalties on Bangladesh hurt more than they help? In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality. And is Time Warner Cable for sale?

Google gets into gaming

Google is reportedly developing a game console and a wristwatch. The reason for all the hardware is all about the software.
Posted In: Google, android, video game, Google Glass

Interested in running the Fed? Any one?

Now that President Obama has suggested publicly that Ben Bernanke might not stay on at the Federal Reserve past January, the quest is on for replacements.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke, Janet Yellen

PODCAST: The gross truth of school lunch

Who's afraid of a 5 percent mortgage rate? A fourth-grader takes an undercover look at school lunches. And a 650,000 person sequester furlough.

Safety Net Confessionals: My get-out-of-jail-free card

Listener Kurt Deutscher, a 49-year-old web developer who grew up in a low-income family in Portland, Oregon, discusses his economic safety net, which came in the form of a unique graduation gift.
Posted In: safety net, emergency savings

Why Netflix loves suspenseful mad scientists

Netflix introduces a new virtual assistant to help you pick what to watch next. It's just the latest effort to help you pick your next movie.
Posted In: netflix, streaming

U.S. suspends Bangladesh trade benefits

The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Posted In: Bangladesh, labor, workplace safety, manufacturing

The attack of the crazy ants

Tawny Crazy Ants love to swarm inside electronic devices and can short them. That's causing quite a headache in southern states.
Posted In: insects, Tech, electronics

Amazon to open fan fiction bookstore

Amazon is rolling out a new online platform for fan fiction, that is, original stories that use famous characters from TV and movies.
Posted In: Amazon, Kindle, Books, publishing, self-publishing

Hacking away at summer camp

The online security firm ESET runs a camp for young hackers that encourages them to use their skills for good, not evil.
Posted In: hacking, kids

Who's afraid of 5 percent mortgage rates?

Do fast-rising interest rates threaten the growing recovery in housing? Experts say prices are still low enough to attract buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home prices, mortgage rates, interest rates

Sequester Pentagon cuts start to bite

The Pentagon starts furloughing 650,000 civilian employees next week.
Posted In: Pentagon, defense department, military, furloughs, sequester

Yuck: A fourth-grader's undercover look at school lunch

In the fall of 2011, fourth-grader Zachary Maxwell set out to show his parents and the world his less-than-appetizing lunch tray reality.
Posted In: Food, food and drink, school lunches, nutrition, Health

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Bring It Home (Instrumental)
The Bamboos
Twift Shoeblade
Mouse On Mars

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