Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 28, 2014
Aug 28, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday August 28, 2014

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First up, more on the news that the FBI is looking into a major attack by computer hackers directed against more than one major U.S. bank. Bloomberg News was first to report -- Sources then told the New York Times that it was JP Morgan and as many as four other financial firms were the target of a sophisticated attacks. Plus, in Detroit, the city's water department is back to shutting off supplies to residents who are behind on their water bills. Thousands of people -- many of them very poor -- have already had their water cut off or are at risk of having it shut off. A handful of fundraising campaigns have been launched to assist. We look into whether those efforts are helping. And the Federal Communications Commission is thinking about getting rid of what's known as the NFL television blackout rule. The rule says NFL games can't be broadcast locally unless they're sold out. The Congressional Black Caucus is opposed to the change and here's why: they say the elimination of the blackout rules will drive the NFL to air games on cable.

 

Segments From this episode

Donations flow in to help Detroit water customers

Aug 28, 2014
Donations provide relief as Detroit resumes shutting off delinquent customers' water.
People stand over bottles of water as demonstrators protest against the Detroit Water and Sewer Department July 18, 2014 in Detroit, Michigan.
Joshua Lott/Getty Images

NFL and the FCC square off over TV blackouts

Aug 28, 2014
The FCC wants to end the rule that says games can't be on TV unless they sell out.

Apple bets bigger is better with new iPad

Aug 28, 2014
Apple may manufacture larger, 12.9 inch screen iPads. But why?

PODCAST: iPad giant

Aug 28, 2014
Market Basket's CEO returns, debuting a larger iPad, and the airport stealing Heathrow's title.

First up, more on the news that the FBI is looking into a major attack by computer hackers directed against more than one major U.S. bank. Bloomberg News was first to report — Sources then told the New York Times that it was JP Morgan and as many as four other financial firms were the target of a sophisticated attacks. Plus, in Detroit, the city’s water department is back to shutting off supplies to residents who are behind on their water bills. Thousands of people — many of them very poor — have already had their water cut off or are at risk of having it shut off. A handful of fundraising campaigns have been launched to assist. We look into whether those efforts are helping. And the Federal Communications Commission is thinking about getting rid of what’s known as the NFL television blackout rule. The rule says NFL games can’t be broadcast locally unless they’re sold out. The Congressional Black Caucus is opposed to the change and here’s why: they say the elimination of the blackout rules will drive the NFL to air games on cable.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC