Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Things may be better in Europe than we thought. New numbers out this morning show business picking up in Europe. Mexico's president is making big moves to end the decades-long monopoly of its state oil company Pemex. And in Detroit, the money problems that led the city to file for bankruptcy are creating a whole different problem: crushing bills.
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UPS looks to drop spousal health insurance benefits. Fun with economists in Jackson Hole, Wyo. And can football programs stem the dwindling number of men on college campuses?
Posted In: nsa, NSA leaks, tumblr, surveillance
It might be cold comfort for those worried about government surveillance, but today we learned a federal judge reprimanded the NSA for breaking its own privacy requirements.
Posted In: health care, UPS, health insurance
It’s a common scenario. You and your spouse have jobs that offer health insurance. You both pick the better one. Well, UPS says they’ve got to cut that perk.
As the gap between the numbers of female and male college students widens, a football program can increase the numbers of men on campus.
Posted In: Mexico, energy, big oil
Mexico is sitting on 87 billion barrels of untapped oil, yet production has dropped 25 percent in the last decade.
Posted In: Europe, Europe debt crisis, manufacturing
Things may be better in Europe than we thought.