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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Aug 20, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, August 20, 2013

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Markets across Asia are down, and Indonesia is getting the worst of it. Why is it so complicated to buy World Cup soccer tickets? And small businesses fight back against cruise ship kickbacks.

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The fight for same-sex marriage goes door to door

Aug 20, 2013
Now that the Supreme Court has struck down DOMA, young canvassers are getting signatures and donations to push same-sex marriage in a handful of states.

Indonesia markets tumble on Fed fears

Aug 20, 2013
Asian markets are down, and Indonesia is getting the worst of it.

Alaska moves to regulate cruise ship kickbacks

Aug 20, 2013
Alaska is the first state to crack down on so-called 'port lecturers' who try to steer cruise ship passengers to shop in specific stores on ports of call.

Al Jazeera America: What's the business model?

Aug 20, 2013
With lots of cash to throw into the launch, Al Jazeera America doesn’t need the kind of advertising revenue its competitors bring in.

A confusing path to get World Cup tickets

Aug 20, 2013
A lottery for tickets to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil opens Tuesday, but it will be months before fans know if they have won seats.

Crowdsourced 'Danger Maps' reveal contamination in China

Aug 20, 2013
With the financial help of Internet company Alibaba, Liu Chunlei has been crowdsourcing so-called 'Danger Maps' to make pollution information publicly available.

PODCAST: Taper tantrum

Aug 20, 2013
Al Jazeera launches with loads of cash. The markets throw a taper tantrum. And the fight for same-sex marriage goes door to door.

Home improvement improves Home Depot

Aug 20, 2013
Home Depot is out today with strong earnings. American sales are up 11 percent from last year.

Markets across Asia are down, and Indonesia is getting the worst of it. Why is it so complicated to buy World Cup soccer tickets? And small businesses fight back against cruise ship kickbacks.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC