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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 12, 2013
Dec 12, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 12, 2013

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For the past two years, Apple has allowed outside inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company's other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories run by the Apple supplier Foxconn. And, there are 9 out of 10 chances that the orange juice you just had comes from Florida -- or maybe the juice you didn't have because of the high prices. A look at an orange tree disease that's changings the economics of breakfast.    

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Make your (personal finance) New Year's resolutions

Dec 11, 2013
As January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.

Orange is the new caviar?

Dec 12, 2013
A disease called greening is pushing OJ prices up and could keep pushing them up
Greening infected trees will have shriveled, yellow mottled leaves as well as small, misshapen fruit that tends to fall off the tree early
Stacey Vanek Smith

Foxconn improves worker conditions, but workers still aren't happy

Dec 12, 2013
For the past two years, Apple has allowed independent inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company's other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories run by the Apple supplier Foxconn.

Coal miners still die from Black Lung in 2013, but new rules could change that

Dec 12, 2013
This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. Mine owners have argued against stricter regulations. It's been decades since major changes were made in standards for coal dust exposure.

Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter?

Dec 12, 2013
Exxon and other oil companies say, “Heck, yes.”

PODCAST: Should the U.S. lift its ban on oil exports?

Dec 12, 2013
Is the U.S. ready to become an oil exporter? This month federal regulators are expected to come out with new rules around Black Lung. And, as January quickly approaches, it’s time to consider resolutions for the new year. Eat healthier, drink less and “live life to the fullest” are all standbys, but personal finance goals often top these lists.

For the past two years, Apple has allowed outside inspectors to examine factory conditions for the Chinese workers who make iPads, iPhones, and the company’s other iconic products. Today, the Fair Labor Association released its final report on three factories run by the Apple supplier Foxconn. And, there are 9 out of 10 chances that the orange juice you just had comes from Florida — or maybe the juice you didn’t have because of the high prices. A look at an orange tree disease that’s changings the economics of breakfast.    

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC