Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, October 21, 2013

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The British government has given the go-ahead for the U.K.'s first new nuclear power plant in 20 years. The announcement is controversial -- not only because nuclear power still has many critics -- but because two Chinese state-owned companies will be involved in building and running the new facility. And, in many places, the luxury home market has come back strong after the Great Recession. The wealthiest Americans have mostly recovered from the real estate downturn. But industry watchers say tastes are changing. And, in a lot of places, a different kind of mansion is coming into vogue.

PODCAST: If they show music videos on TV again, will anyone watch?

Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady. Diddy launches music TV network for millennials. And, Brazil convenes a committee to monitor prices and service ahead of next year’s World Cup to head off price gouging. But for retailers, there’s a fine line between appropriately responding to increased demand and taking advantage.

France gets the NSA treatment

The new revelation is part of Edward Snowden's latest leak.
Posted In: NSA leaks, nsa, Edward Snowden, France

Diddy's music 'Revolt' will be televised

The hip-hop mogul launches music TV network for millennials.
Posted In: television, music industry

Markets await delayed employment figures

Delayed figures on unemployment are expected to hold steady.
Posted In: employment, government shutdown 2013

JP Morgan close to $13 billion mortgage-lending settlement

$4 billion would go to help struggling homeowners in regions where the housing crash hit hardest.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, Jamie Dimon, mortgage crisis, mortgage fraud, financial crisis

Brazil's fine line between price gouging and turning a profit

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff convenes a committee to monitor prices and service ahead of next year’s World Cup to head off price gouging. But for retailers, there’s a fine line between appropriately responding to increased demand and taking advantage.
Posted In: brazil, price gouging, World Cup

U.K. announces first nuclear power plant in a generation

Using Chinese and French financing, the U.K. will build its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years. But the decision is not without controversy.
Posted In: nuclear energy, United Kingdom, China, France

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing

#harvest13: Farmers use social media

Farmers are using social media services like Twitter to connect with consumers and each other.
Posted In: farmers, farming, social media, Twitter

Hackers find vulnerability in system that tracks shipping vessels

Fake radio signals can be used to make ships that don't exist appear on the tracking system.
Posted In: shipping, hacking

What's next for Netflix?

The streaming service's original series are a hit, but do they equal new subscribers?
Posted In: netflix, quarterly report

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Dark City
Cochemea Gastelum
The bootleggers
Kid Loco
A Million and One Things To Do (Instrumental)
Time Machine
An Announcement to Answer
Quantic

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