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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Jan 28, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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Next time you take out your smart phone for a game of Angry Birds or to check Facebook, there's a chance you're not the only one who's watching. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the British and American governments could be tracking data from some mobile apps. Tonight, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. He's said it's unlikely he's going to get a whole lot of support from Congress on anything. So, if President Obama goes it alone, what could he do? One other thing you may hear from the president tonight is about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The a global trade agreement that covers 12 countries and 40 percent of the world's economy is a high priority for Obama and an important part of his Asia-Pacific policy. But if you thought the fight over NAFTA was bruising, this could be a lot tougher.

 

Segments From this episode

The president's options, without Congressional help

Jan 28, 2014
The president has the power to affect wages even without any help from the House or Senate.

Getting 40 percent of the world's economy on the same page

Jan 28, 2014
The Trans-Pacific Partnership would include 12 countries and 40 percent of the world's economy.

As U.S. freezes, prices soar for natural gas

Jan 28, 2014
High demand for heating fuel means high prices in Midwest and Northeast.

Silicon Valley has a dress code? You better believe it

Jan 28, 2014
Or put another way, there’s a lot of code in Silicon Valley dress.

Does the government like what you're up to on Facebook?

Jan 28, 2014
The NSA and its British counterpart are sucking up data from some mobile apps.

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

Jan 28, 2014
Eighty percent of Alzheimer's patients involved in a study had evidence of exposure to DDT.

60 million people will get new Google Glass frames covered by insurance

Jan 28, 2014
Google signed a deal with optical insurer VSP to cover new titanium Glass frames.

PODCAST: White House to raise minimum wage for federal contracts

Jan 28, 2014
Previewing tonight's SOTU. The NSA and its British counterpart are sucking up data from some mobile apps. And, there’s a lot of code in the Silicon Valley dress code.

Next time you take out your smart phone for a game of Angry Birds or to check Facebook, there’s a chance you’re not the only one who’s watching. Documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the British and American governments could be tracking data from some mobile apps. Tonight, President Obama delivers his State of the Union address. He’s said it’s unlikely he’s going to get a whole lot of support from Congress on anything. So, if President Obama goes it alone, what could he do? One other thing you may hear from the president tonight is about the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The a global trade agreement that covers 12 countries and 40 percent of the world’s economy is a high priority for Obama and an important part of his Asia-Pacific policy. But if you thought the fight over NAFTA was bruising, this could be a lot tougher.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC