Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 1, 2013

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AT&T has been making noises about wanting to expand in a big way in Europe. There's speculation that the takeover target would be Vodaphone, which has a long reach across Europe, the Middle East, and beyond. But if this is AT&T's secret dream, there are another three letters it has to worry about: NSA. President Obama's pick to lead the Federal Reserve is Janet Yellen. She will be on Capitol Hill next week, meeting with lawmakers. Current Chairman Ben Bernanke's term is almost over, and economists have started reflecting on his legacy. And, this weekend Starbucks will begin selling its coffee in red cups again. Specialty drinks are the sort of upgrades that pour extra money into the pockets of Starbucks and its competitors.
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PODCAST: Food stamp recipients living with less

Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them. And, the FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.
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How well do you know the internet? This week's Silicon Tally

$27, 27602, 3 friends, 4 stories: Can you guess what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally
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NSA blowing it for AT&T's European aspirations

AT&T reportedly wants to go global and buy the U.K.'s Vodafone. But revelations about the NSA tapping European data may complicate its plans.
Posted In: AT&T, Vodafone, NSA leaks
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For the working poor, food stamp cuts mean living with a lot less

Starting today, Americans will get less in foods stamp assistance. We talk to one of them.
Posted In: SNAP, food stamps
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Hands off that iPad, flyers. For just a bit longer.

The FAA needs to give airline-by-airline approval before you can play "Angry Birds" during takeoff.
Posted In: Delta, united, American, tablets, FAA, airline safety
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This is ground control to Colonel Chris...

Colonel Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut and YouTube sensation, talks about his life in space and his new book.
Posted In: astronaut, space exploration
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Uncle Ben's secret recipe: Open the Fed's cookbook

Ben Bernanke's legacy at the Federal Reserve may be about the financial crisis -- and a new era of transparency.
Posted In: Bernanke, Fed, monetary policy, Janet Yellen
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Starbucks red cups runneth over with holiday cheer (and wide profit margins)

The holiday season is lucrative for Starbucks -- because of the flavored drinks sold in those red cups.
Posted In: starbucks, holiday season, coffee

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