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Feb 5, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 5, 2013

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The company that makes  the iPhone, iPad, Kindle and a host of other electronics is beefing up its union. Foxconn has been under pressure to improve worker pay and conditions and announced this week that it is enhancing its labor…

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At Foxconn, workers union gets teeth

Feb 5, 2013
Workers at the major Apple supplier in China will soon have a new union that represents them. Formerly, the union was controlled by management.

View from a small business in a recovering economy

Feb 5, 2013
Boise burger-and-Idaho-fries entrepreneur expands his business as joblessness contracts.

As mobiles apps about, wither video games?

Feb 5, 2013
Despite the gaming rage, sales of video games are down. Is that because of fatigue or the onslaught of mobile devices and their casual games?

France's president says no to 'endless austerity'

Feb 5, 2013
Francois Hollande gives his first speech to the European Parliament as head of state.

Departing UC President on the state of higher ed, future of online learning

Feb 5, 2013
As he completes his final months as President of University of California, Mark Yudof joins us to reflect on the state of higher education and the future of online learning.

Justice Department sues S&P over securities ratings

Feb 5, 2013
In a lawsuit filed late Monday, the U.S. Department of Justice claims the credit rating firm Standard & Poor’s knew some $4 billion worth of mortgage-backed securities were risky.

Dell reaches $24.4 billion deal to go private

Feb 5, 2013
Founder Michael Dell, equity firm Silver Lake Partners, and Microsoft are taking the Texas-based company off the market in an effort to make the company more agile, and hopefully, more profitable.

PODCAST: Dell reaches a deal to go private, Muzak changes to Mood

Feb 5, 2013
The U.S. government is suing Standard & Poor's. A check in on the business market in Boise, Idaho. And, Muzak gets a name change.

The company that makes  the iPhone, iPad, Kindle and a host of other electronics is beefing up its union. Foxconn has been under pressure to improve worker pay and conditions and announced this week that it is enhancing its labor union. The maker of the video game Grand Theft Auto reports earnings today. And finally, he ran the University of Minnesota, the University of Texas, and since 2008, he’s been the President of the University of California. Mark Yudof joins us to discuss higher education, online learning, and his legacy.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC