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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 12, 2013
Aug 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 12, 2013

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With less ice in the Arctic, a new path for global trade is opening up for Asian exporters. It's called the Northern Sea route, and right now a Chinese cargo ship is giving it a try from a port in China's northeast. It's common for companies to pay academics for research and development in the hopes of fueling innovation in the market. A new study today from the British publication Times Higher Education suggests that scholars from East Asia may be more valuable to corporations than their western counterparts. And, a look at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. Over the last 18 months, some one and a half million Syrians have fled the violence in their home country, and as many as half a million have ended up in neighboring Turkey. Marketplace Morning Report visits a Syrian family trying to get back on their feet.

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Korean scholars rank as the most valuable

Aug 12, 2013
A new study says that academics from South Korea are the most commercially valuable in the world.

AOL's new hyper-local news plan: A little less local

Aug 12, 2013
AOL hoped to create a viable new model for local news, but now it's planning dramatic cuts to Patch sites and staff.

Turkey tries to accommodate its new Syrian residents

Aug 12, 2013
Turkey has welcomed half a million Syrian refugees, but some Turks fear the newcomers may be putting a strain on Turkey's infrastructure and economy.

Combat vets make it in the trenches on Wall Street

Aug 12, 2013
Big banks are pledging to hire more vets. One Wall Street firm already has.

Chinese ship first to sail through Arctic on Northeastern Passage

Aug 12, 2013
Melting arctic ice has opened a new global trade route.

Markets brace for July sales figures

Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer

Lawsuits claim banks involved in aluminum price fixing

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Aug 12, 2013
Regulators have subpoenaed a metal warehousing firm as aluminum manufactures have launched a class action lawsuit against the London Metals Exchange.

BlackBerry for sale?

Aug 12, 2013
The Canadian smartphone maker considers putting itself up for sale.

PODCAST: AOL's Patch hyper-local news service goes way of print

Aug 12, 2013
Checking in with the summer consumer. Big banks are pledging to hire more vets. One Wall Street firm already has. And, AOL hoped to create a viable new model for local news, but now it's planning dramatic cuts to Patch sites and staff.

With less ice in the Arctic, a new path for global trade is opening up for Asian exporters. It’s called the Northern Sea route, and right now a Chinese cargo ship is giving it a try from a port in China’s northeast. It’s common for companies to pay academics for research and development in the hopes of fueling innovation in the market. A new study today from the British publication Times Higher Education suggests that scholars from East Asia may be more valuable to corporations than their western counterparts. And, a look at a Syrian refugee camp in Turkey. Over the last 18 months, some one and a half million Syrians have fled the violence in their home country, and as many as half a million have ended up in neighboring Turkey. Marketplace Morning Report visits a Syrian family trying to get back on their feet.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC