Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, July 25, 2013

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The House of Representatives blocks  -- barely -- a move to cut funding for the National Security Agency's electronic surveillance. Why the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas hasn't changed Washington. A new amusement park with a 'Take Your Child to Work Day' theme opens in London. And Jane Austen gets a spot on Britain's 10 pound note.

Facebook cheers mobile success

Facebook's latest business results have the company and investors in high spirits today. Sales rose significantly and the mobile advertising efforts seem to be working.
Posted In: Facebook, mobile, stock, social media

PODCAST: All Ford, all style?

Facebook says it's got a handle on mobile ads. CBS and Time Warner duke it out. And Ford is back in style.

NSA surveillance survives House vote

The House narrowly defeated an amendment that would have ended funding for mass collection of phone records and other data by the NSA.
Posted In: nsa, NSA leaks, Edward Snowden, surveillance, big data, Congress

Why fusty Ford is back in vogue

Ford's latest business results are in and the numbers are good. The company made $1.2 billion in profit from April through June. Robust pick up trucks sales and a strengthening U.S. economy get the credit.
Posted In: Ford, Auto, auto industry, General Motors, trucks

Meet KidZania, where kids play miniature bankers and bakers for fake pay

A new amusement park with a 'Take Your Child to Work Day' theme opens in London.
Posted In: London, amusement parks, kids, Mexico

Google algorithm inadvertently takes down ring of Chinese car thieves

Machines are becoming alarmingly intelligent, smart enough to root out crime.
Posted In: Google, China, scams, spam

CBS vs. Time Warner Cable: TV wars rage on

Cable companies and the channels they distribute seem to enjoy a symbiotic relationship. But it's not that simple.
Posted In: CBS, tv, cable TV, Time Warner, Time Warner Cable

How Texas' deadly fertilizer fire hasn't changed Washington

Following the blast of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, the push for new regulations appears to have stalled out.
Posted In: regulations, OSHA, Chemical Safety Board, texas, fertilizer plants

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