Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 29, 2013

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There is a simmering deal in the telecom industry that could soon remove a British accent from many U.S. mobile phones. Vodaphone of Britain owns a chunk of Verizon Wireless, and Verizon of New Jersey would like it back -- but is going to have to pay big money to get it. "Rich in anti-oxidants." "Low-fat." "All-natural." Today's shoppers are seeing more and more so-called health-conscious food labels. One brand trying to ride the wave is Campbell Soup Company, which reports its profits and losses today. But a green "Heart Check" label on its soup cans is now the subject of a class action lawsuit. And, when it comes to retirement savings, statistics show too many people won't have nearly enough and it's something the slow economic recovery isn't fixing on its own
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PODCAST: Fast food workers on strike

Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages. One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after the suicide of his company's CFO. August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
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8.5 million Americans love sleeping pills: CDC

A look at the modestly growing market for sleeping pills in the U.S.
Posted In: sleep, pharmaceuticals
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Shutting down the internet as a weapon?

Should shutting off the internet be used as a weapon against Syria?
Posted In: Syria Internet, syria, cyberwar
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Second quarter GDP revised upward

There's news today U.S. economy was surprisingly strong -- once upon a time.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), economic indicators
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Josef Ackermann resigns from Zurich after suicide of CFO

One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after a suicide his company's CFO.
Posted In: Josef Ackermann, suicide, Zurich Insurance
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'Heart Check' healthy soups really aren't that healthy

Campbell's is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging its "Heart Check" soups mislead consumers.
Posted In: Food, class action lawsuits
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August is a busy season for interest groups

August was once a quiet time in the political realm, thanks to the annual Congressional recess, but now activists use the time to push their agenda -- and Washington message-makers cash in.
Posted In: lobbyist, Washington, Congress, Congressional recess
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Vodafone and Verizon in talks over wireless sale

The time may be right for Verizon to purchase back British mobile giant Vodafone's stake in its wireless business.
Posted In: Verizon, Vodafone, mobile phone
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Fast food workers of the world, unite!

Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages
Posted In: fast food, living wage, Labor Unions
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Should retirement savings be mandatory?

Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement savings, Social Security
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Get out of my head, man!: Scientist controls colleague's finger with mind

A researcher at the University of Washington sent a brain signal through the internet to move another man's finger.
Posted In: neuroscience, mind control
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Twitterventions: Using social media to reach out to those in need

A Canadian nurse uses Twitter to find people who may be suicidal and help them.
Posted In: Twitter, suicide, social media
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Can Ticketmaster's former CEO help Twitter make big bucks?

By hiring Nathan Hubbard, Twitter seeks to make revenue.
Posted In: Twitter, ticketmaster, big data

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