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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 29, 2013
Apr 29, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, April 29, 2013

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Just as France's government is aiming to grow its economy with tax cuts, Greece is looking trim its debts with public sector layoffs. We get to know a company that many may have never heard of, but almost certainly interact with on a daily basis -- AppNexus. And Italy grapples with a shortage of pizza-makers.

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Meet AppNexus: The online ad platform you already use everyday

Apr 29, 2013
While most people haven’t heard of AppNexus, many Internet users almost certainly interact with the company on a daily basis.

Greece keeps cutting while France looks for growth

Apr 29, 2013
Two European countries have come out with very different ways to tackle their economic problems.

Sequester funding cuts have researchers worried

Apr 29, 2013
As government spending on medical research drops, some would-be scientists are having second thoughts.

Soap operas get a new lease on life online

Apr 29, 2013
'All My Children' and 'One Life to Live' are going online only starting Monday -- as the first offerings of 'The Online Network', an ad-supported outlet for first-run entertainment delivered online.

Pop-up trucks charge New York City kids to store cellphones during school

Apr 29, 2013
Ever since New York City banned electronic devices in public schools, a cottage industry has emerged: Charging kids a dollar a day to hold their phones during class.

EU looks to protect bees from pesticides

Apr 29, 2013
The vote, which will restrict the use of certain types of pesticides for two years unless decisive new information becomes available, is an effort to protect the dwindling honeybee population.

Chat apps overtake traditional SMS texting

Apr 29, 2013
Chat apps -- like WhatsApp and Apple’s iMessage -- are now more popular than SMS, a service that has been around for decades.

Signs of weakness in how much we make and how much we spend

Apr 29, 2013
U.S. personal income and consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in March. Julia Coronado, chief economist with the investment bank BNP Paribas, discusses the numbers and what they mean for the economy.

PODCAST: Bees get the vote

Apr 29, 2013
Long running TV soap operas find new life online. EU leaders vote to protect bees. And the quiet impacts of the sequester.

Just as France’s government is aiming to grow its economy with tax cuts, Greece is looking trim its debts with public sector layoffs. We get to know a company that many may have never heard of, but almost certainly interact with on a daily basis — AppNexus. And Italy grapples with a shortage of pizza-makers.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC