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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 26, 2013
Sep 26, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, September 26, 2013

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A conference today in London is taking on the growing problem of counterfeit medicine. Millions of lives are put at risk by knock off drugs, and it's a problem afflicting the U.S. and Europe, as well as the developing world. Nike comes out with its quarterly profits and losses later today, and expectations are high. The athletic clothes company, whose stock was just added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will show a 24 percent jump in earnings year-over-year, if forecasts are right. And, the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too. Case in point: San Antonio has an $8,000 garbage can that will pay for itself through saved fuel since trucks don't have to come by as often to empty it.

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Sequester still looms over Merchant Marine

Sep 25, 2013
Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars.

Nike Air or Nike stock: Which one tells us more about the global economy?

Sep 26, 2013
What can Nike’s performance tell us about the global economy?

Chicago water: What does lead taste like?

Sep 26, 2013
Chicago’s effort to rebuild its water system has run into a problem: it’s replacing lead pipes, and lead is seeping into the water supply.

Fake pharmaceuticals are a $75 billion global industry

Sep 26, 2013
It's not just a problem in developing nations either.

How an $8,000 garbage bin actually saves taxpayers money

Sep 26, 2013
It turns out the government can do more with Big Data than just spy -- they can use it to save money, too.

Unemployment applications near 6 year low

Sep 26, 2013
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007.

JPMorgan may settle with government for record $11 billion

Sep 26, 2013
The record settlement could help the bank avoid future lawsuits.
JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Manhattan headquarters.
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PODCAST: What to do about the counterfeit drug market?

Sep 26, 2013
The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell to its lowest level last week since June 2007. Across-the-board budget cuts that would slash the number of ships in the Merchant Marine would end up costing the Navy -- perhaps billions of dollars. And, what to do about fake pharmaceuticals, a $75 billion global industry?

A conference today in London is taking on the growing problem of counterfeit medicine. Millions of lives are put at risk by knock off drugs, and it’s a problem afflicting the U.S. and Europe, as well as the developing world. Nike comes out with its quarterly profits and losses later today, and expectations are high. The athletic clothes company, whose stock was just added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average, will show a 24 percent jump in earnings year-over-year, if forecasts are right. And, the government can do more with Big Data than just spy — they can use it to save money, too. Case in point: San Antonio has an $8,000 garbage can that will pay for itself through saved fuel since trucks don’t have to come by as often to empty it.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC