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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 19, 2013
Aug 19, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, August 19, 2013

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Will the EU cut back aid to Egypt? The U.S. tries to get Japan to buy more American cars. And China tries to lure private equity investors to Tibet.

Segments From this episode

The defund Obamacare tour kicks off

Aug 19, 2013
Heritage Action for America and leading Republicans will host town halls in nine cities as part of a “Defund Obamacare Tour.” Can the Affordable Care Act really be defunded?

How to speed up plane boarding? Ask an astrophysicist

Aug 19, 2013
Airlines endlessly try to engineer procedures to speed up boarding and reduce costly delays. A scientist thinks he has the solution.

Will Japan open up roadways to more U.S. automakers?

Aug 19, 2013
The U.S. wants to make it easier for American automakers to get their cars in front of Japanese customers.

One person's mobile coupon app is another's seeing eye dog

Aug 19, 2013
Technology can make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But it has another promise: accessibility.

EU questions aid to Egypt as violence rages

Aug 19, 2013
As violence escalates and criticism grows of Egypt's military-backed regime, European aid to Egypt is now under greater scrutiny.

Will China's plan to remake Tibet as a tax haven work?

Aug 19, 2013
When you think of Tibet, you probably don't think of private equity. Nonetheless, some investment companies are moving there, lured by big tax breaks.

JPMorgan probed over hiring practices in China

Aug 19, 2013
The SEC is looking into whether the investment bank hired the children of powerful Chinese leaders in an effort to win business.

U.S. reconsiders billions in aid to Egypt's military

Aug 19, 2013
So far, the U.S. is suspending military exercises with Egypt, but not cutting off military aid money.

Random House gets in show business

Aug 19, 2013
TV food shows are big, and cookbooks by show hosts like Emeril Lagasse do really well. Penguin Random House is trying to reverse that equation.

Down goes Google, down goes the Internet?

Aug 19, 2013
It was only down for a few minutes, but a Google outage on Friday still has people talking about the global impact.

PODCAST: Boarding games

Aug 19, 2013
JPMorgan is probed over hiring practices in China. The defund Obamacare tour kicks off. And an astrophysicist weighs in on how to speed up plane boarding.

Will the EU cut back aid to Egypt? The U.S. tries to get Japan to buy more American cars. And China tries to lure private equity investors to Tibet.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC