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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Jan 7, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 7, 2014

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There was a fascinating moment yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when Intel CEO Brian Krzanich turned the discussion to human rights. Intel says it will make sure that none of the raw materials in its chips comes from parts of the world where the proceeds lead to armed conflict and death, especially when they are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, a federal appeals court hears arguments challenge a new rule forcing company to disclose the use of so-called conflict minerals. There's news China has lifted a ban on video game consoles in its free trade zone surrounding Shanghai. And, if money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings. This is part of a larger movement called values investing. 

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Can startups succeed outside Silicon Valley?

Jan 7, 2014
Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.

Conflict minerals disclosure rule heads to court

Jan 7, 2014
A court hears arguments on a rule that requires companies to report on whether their products contain conflict minerals.

Don't worry, bee happy?

Jan 7, 2014
The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings.

Shanghai residents can finally get their hands on a PS4

Jan 7, 2014
After 14 years, China is lifting its ban on foreign video game consoles in its Shanghai free trade zone.

Could AT&T’s 'sponsored data' plans kill public radio?

Jan 7, 2014
Or will it just drive consumers nuts with invasive ads?

How the 'polar vortex' is impacting the economy

Jan 7, 2014
A look at how cold weather reallocates resources

How to make your portfolio reflect your values

Jan 7, 2014
If money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings.

PODCAST: A bad time for the bee business

Jan 7, 2014
Made in the USA fossil fuels alter the country's trade status. The American Beekeeping Federation and the American Honey Producers Association both start their annual meetings. And, Provo and Salt Lake City are home to a cluster of tech start-up companies, thanks to the culture and geography of Utah.

There was a fascinating moment yesterday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas when Intel CEO Brian Krzanich turned the discussion to human rights. Intel says it will make sure that none of the raw materials in its chips comes from parts of the world where the proceeds lead to armed conflict and death, especially when they are mined in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Today, a federal appeals court hears arguments challenge a new rule forcing company to disclose the use of so-called conflict minerals. There’s news China has lifted a ban on video game consoles in its free trade zone surrounding Shanghai. And, if money is power, then one place we have the most power is how we invest our savings. This is part of a larger movement called values investing. 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC