Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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A new paper out claims that high frequency trading -- stock trades executed by computers at very high speeds -- may be taking money away from traditional investors. As 200 countries meet in Doha this week for the latest round of United Nations' climate change talks, new sources of fossil fuel are stirring up the climate change conversation. And politicians across the Midwest are pressing the President to declare a state of emergency on the Mississippi River in order to allow barge traffic to keep flowing. An epic shortage of water in the Mississippi has put major pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.
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Posted In: film, movies
When 'The Hobbit' comes out next Friday, it'll be the first major outing for a new movie technology. It's the first major studio movie to be shot at 48 frames per second.
Are high speed computer traders costing you, me, mom and pop investor -- money? Also: is a renewable energy boom on the way in Africa. And the new movie technology being rolled out next week with the hobbit -- why you might love or hate it.
In terms of economic data, November is now one for the books, and it felt like a good opportunity to step back from these numbers we bring you from day to day -- see what it all adds up to.
Posted In: China, Securities and Exchange Commission
SEC investigates potential accounting fraud against U.S. investors involving Chinese firms publicly traded in U.S.
Posted In: Mississippi River, drought
Every year roughly $180 billion worth of freight makes its way up and down the Mississippi River. An epic shortage of water on the nation's major inland waterways is expected to put upward pressure on everything from food items, to electricity.
Posted In: high-frequency trading
A new report finds high-frequency traders are profiting at the expense of the little guy.
Posted In: trees, Britain, import export
The disease could wipe out a third of Britain's forest, and landowners and tree growers could lose tens of millions.