Jun 17, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, June 17, 2013

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Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance. And in Syria, a year of unrest and civil war has pushed some private citizens into refining their own oil. Finally, a giant grocery wholesaler accuses potato growers of price fixing.

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Are you afraid of the potato cartel?

Jun 17, 2013
A giant grocery wholesaler is accusing a giant potato growers association of fixing prices.

Syria's mom and pop oil refineries

Jun 17, 2013
A year of unrest and civil war has created a new opportunity for private citizens in Syria to earn money with makeshift oil refineries.

At G8 summit, tax avoidance takes center stage

Jun 17, 2013
Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance.

Setting up a marijuana market in Washington from scratch

Jun 17, 2013
As much as marijuana initiatives are an experiment in drug legalization, they are also a business experiment. How do you set up an entirely new commercial marketplace worth billions?

New Orleans gets new levee system, 8 years after Katrina

Jun 17, 2013
A levee system to protect the West Bank of the New Orleans area is complete and will be celebrated Monday.

G8 leaders to talk US-EU free trade

Jun 17, 2013
Leaders of the world's richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. On the agenda? A free trade zone that would span from Poland in the east to Hawaii in the West.

Man of Steel: It's a bird, it's a plane...no, it's Jesus?

Jun 17, 2013
You could say 'Man of Steel' had a super weekend. That’s thanks in part to some niche marketing. Warner Bros. Studios targeted Christian moviegoers.

F, E, D, spells what for stimulus policy?

Jun 17, 2013
As uncertainty over the Federal Reserve's stimulus policy continues, financial markets prolong their bumpy ride.

PODCAST: F, E, D, spells what?

Jun 17, 2013
Three letters could dominate market psychology in the next few days: F-E-D. New Orleans unveils a new levee. And Washington state builds a marijuana market from scratch.

Leaders of the world’s richest countries meet in Northern Ireland today for their annual G8 summit. They will talk about the conflict in Syria, but also about international tax avoidance. And in Syria, a year of unrest and civil war has pushed some private citizens into refining their own oil. Finally, a giant grocery wholesaler accuses potato growers of price fixing.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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