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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 20, 2013
Sep 20, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, September 20, 2013

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German voters will go to the polls this weekend. What will happen to Germany's newest political party and its anti-euro message? The challenge of marketing to baby boomers. And with the launch of iPhone 5S on Friday, a look at the business of placeholders -- services that wait in line for you in exchange for a fee. 

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Don't want to wait in line for the new iPhone? There's an app for that.

Sep 20, 2013
With the launch of the iPhone 5s on Friday, a look at placeholder services that offer to stand in line for you in exchange for a fee.

$1,000 per share will get a bunch of nights at a Priceline hotel

Sep 20, 2013
At $1,000 per share, Priceline's stock is expensive -- so why hasn't the company split its share price?

It takes more than a background check to prevent a violent shooting

Sep 20, 2013
When it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.

Tapping into the baby boomer market

Sep 20, 2013
Global spending power among those over 60 is set to hit $15 trillion by the end of this decade, but tapping into that market is a challenge.

Fighting the export of stolen oil

Sep 20, 2013
100,000 barrels a day are stolen from Nigerian oil pipelines.

Who wins after the Fed's no tapering news?

Sep 20, 2013
After the Fed's surprising announcement that it will continue stimulus spending, there are winners and losers. We sort them out.

EPA rules on coal plants' emissions will require new technology

Sep 20, 2013
The Environmental Protection Agency's is issuing new limits on emissions by coal-burning plants that new plants will need advanced carbon-capture technology to comply.

In Germany, elections loom and doubts about the eurozone

Sep 20, 2013
On Sunday, German voters will go to the polls. Victory for Chancellor Angela Merkel seems certain. One unpredictable element, however, is the fate of a party that wants to exclude the Eurozone's economically struggling members from the bloc.

PODCAST: Winners and losers after Bernanke's announcement

Sep 20, 2013
Aftermath of the Fed's decision not to taper. Why hasn't Priceline split its share price? And when it comes to preventing shootings at the workplace, background checks before hiring employees are just the first step.

German voters will go to the polls this weekend. What will happen to Germany’s newest political party and its anti-euro message? The challenge of marketing to baby boomers. And with the launch of iPhone 5S on Friday, a look at the business of placeholders — services that wait in line for you in exchange for a fee. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC