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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 29, 2013
Aug 29, 2013

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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Should retirement savings be mandatory?

Aug 29, 2013
Too many Americans aren't saving enough for retirement. Should they be forced to?

Fast food workers of the world, unite!

Aug 29, 2013
Fast-food workers are extending their one-day strikes to 35 cities nationwide as they try to gain traction for higher wages
Employees and supporters demonstrate outside of a Wendy's fast-food restaurant to demand higher pay and the right to form a union on July 29, 2013 in New York City.
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Vodafone and Verizon in talks over wireless sale

Aug 29, 2013
The time may be right for Verizon to purchase back British mobile giant Vodafone's stake in its wireless business.

August is a busy season for interest groups

Aug 29, 2013
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.

'Heart Check' healthy soups really aren't that healthy

Aug 29, 2013
Campbell's is the subject of a class action lawsuit alleging its "Heart Check" soups mislead consumers.

Josef Ackermann resigns from Zurich after suicide of CFO

Aug 29, 2013
One of Europe's most famous businessmen has resigned after a suicide his company's CFO.

Second quarter GDP revised upward

Aug 29, 2013
There's news today U.S. economy was surprisingly strong -- once upon a time.

Shutting down the internet as a weapon?

Aug 29, 2013
Should shutting off the internet be used as a weapon against Syria?

8.5 million Americans love sleeping pills: CDC

Aug 29, 2013
A look at the modestly growing market for sleeping pills in the U.S.

PODCAST: Fast food workers on strike

Aug 29, 2013
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.

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

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC