Marketplace Morning Report for Monday August 11, 2014
Aug 11, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday August 11, 2014

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Turkey's prime minister was elected president of the country last night.The presidency will tack another five years onto Erdogan's 12 years in power, as Prime Minister. Erdogan has been a politically controversial figure in Turkey, sometimes compared to Vladimir Putin for some of his authoritarian political stances. A closer look at this victory and what it means for Turkey's economy. Plus, with tech companies hoping "wearables" will become a part of consumers' everyday lives, they first have to convince people to buy smart watches, fitness trackers and, yes, Google Glass. That's got Apple, Intel and others looking for new partners in the fashion industry. And with problems with drought growing around the country -- parts of Texas and California have had record-breaking shortages the last few years -- Dayton, Ohio is trying to use water to lure businesses.

 

 

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Why US tech lobbyists have descended on Brussels

Aug 11, 2014
The EU parliament is considering strict new online privacy legislation.

Water could be "blue gold" for Dayton, OH

Aug 11, 2014
As states face major water shortages, some cities sense a business opportunity
Water softens in giant pools at the water treatment plant in Dayton, Ohio.
Lewis Wallace/WYSO

A fashion makeover for wearable technology

Aug 11, 2014
Tech companies hope fashion and wearables make a good team.

Six things you might not know about meteorites

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Aug 11, 2014
The Perseid meteorite showers return, and they can be worth more than a view.

Amazon takes on Captain America

Aug 11, 2014
Meanwhile, its war with book publisher Hachette intensifies.

PODCAST: Money in the meteorites

Aug 11, 2014
Amazon vs. Disney, tech lobbyists in Brussels, and meteorite money.
Perseid meteors streak across the sky on August 12, 2013 in Cathedral Gorge State Park, Nevada.
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Turkey’s prime minister was elected president of the country last night.The presidency will tack another five years onto Erdogan’s 12 years in power, as Prime Minister. Erdogan has been a politically controversial figure in Turkey, sometimes compared to Vladimir Putin for some of his authoritarian political stances. A closer look at this victory and what it means for Turkey’s economy. Plus, with tech companies hoping “wearables” will become a part of consumers’ everyday lives, they first have to convince people to buy smart watches, fitness trackers and, yes, Google Glass. That’s got Apple, Intel and others looking for new partners in the fashion industry. And with problems with drought growing around the country — parts of Texas and California have had record-breaking shortages the last few years — Dayton, Ohio is trying to use water to lure businesses.

 

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC