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Sep 24, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, September 24, 2012

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The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers. Thousands of people were involved in a fight at a Foxconn factory in Northern China last night. A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that it'll now cost you an average of $4 to withdraw money from an ATM that is not associated with your bank. And we all know dogs have a great sense of smell. Some dogs also have an uncanny ability to detect drops in blood sugar, even before their diabetic owners pick up on it. And now these Diabetic Alert Dogs are going for as much $20,000.

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Despite reforms, bank fees keep rising

Sep 24, 2012
Banks are spreading the pain of fees to a wider swath of clients, according to a Bankrate study. Free checking is a dwindling option.

Oil sanctions cause pain in Iran, but also at gas pumps

Sep 24, 2012
As world leaders gather to discuss the oil santions against Iran, that country is selling only half the volume of a year ago. But its reduced production is raising oil prices around the world.

Foxconn factory shut down following riots

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers.

Dogs trained to spot diabetics' blood sugar swings

Sep 24, 2012
There's a burgeoning industry of inexpensive classes that promise to train dogs to alert their diabetic owners to a change in their blood sugar.

Court rules against Lehman Brothers in Australia

Sep 24, 2012
It's been four years since the investment bank Lehman Brothers went under, and a federal court in Australia has just found the bank liable for damages in a class action lawsuit over the sale of mortgage-backed securities.

How packaging impacts what beverages we buy

Sep 24, 2012
A familiar scenario: You're thirsty. You walk into the store to buy something to drink. But you're not exactly sure what you want, and you're inundated with choices.

Migrant workers sending more money home

Sep 24, 2012
Despite rough economic times, remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean were up 8 percent from 2010 to 2011.

Measuring the strength of the economy and the stock market

Sep 24, 2012
We've said it before, and we'll say it again: the economy and the stock market are not one and the same. The performance of the economy under a president is open to wide interpretation, but we can measure the stock market.
The Dow Jones news-ticker in Times Square reads 'U.S. Stocks climb on Bernanke's speech' on August 31, 2012 in New York City.
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Survey: Economists happy with Fed action

Sep 24, 2012
The main economic data we've got this morning is actually about economists.

Iran takes steps to turn down Internet use

Sep 24, 2012
Over the weekend, Iran's government announced it was turning off Google. Officials also said plans are moving ahead to place the country's web users on a walled off intranet -- as opposed to the global Internet the rest of us use.

PODCAST: Changes in Iran, a big flush in Zimbabwe

Sep 24, 2012
The company that makes Apple's iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers. Thousands of people were involved in a fight at a Foxconn factory in Northern China last night. A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that it'll now cost you an average of $4 to withdraw money from an ATM that is not associated with your bank. And we all know dogs have a great sense of smell. Some dogs also have an uncanny ability to detect drops in blood sugar, even before their diabetic owners pick up on it. These Diabetic Alert Dogs are going for as much $20,000.

The company that makes Apple’s iPhones and iPads in China has shut down one of its factories following a riot by workers. Thousands of people were involved in a fight at a Foxconn factory in Northern China last night. A new survey from Bankrate.com finds that it’ll now cost you an average of $4 to withdraw money from an ATM that is not associated with your bank. And we all know dogs have a great sense of smell. Some dogs also have an uncanny ability to detect drops in blood sugar, even before their diabetic owners pick up on it. And now these Diabetic Alert Dogs are going for as much $20,000.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC