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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Jun 11, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, June 11, 2013

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The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. We take a loook at how big the business has become. And we visit another business that's growing: E-cigarettes. Finally, can money and planning stop severe flooding in Europe?

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The problem with focusing on shareholder value

Jun 11, 2013
It's standard practice in today's business world that the focus should be on increasing value to shareholders. But it hasn't always been that way.

The meaning behind means testing for crop insurance

Jun 11, 2013
Tucked into the farm bill is language that would add means testing to the federally subsidized crop insurance program.

Can money and planning stop future flooding in Europe?

Jun 11, 2013
Residents of Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic and beyond are still wading through high waters today. Severe flooding has led to the deaths of at least 24 people.

PODCAST: The $38 latte strikes again

Jun 11, 2013
The $38 latte strikes again. The meaning of means testing for farmers. And the problem on focusing on shareholder value.

Bank fees and the $38 latte: Back with a vengeance

Jun 11, 2013
Opting into your bank’s overdraft protection could leave you paying higher fees and make your account more likely to be shut down, according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

Bond yields spike on interest rate apprehension

Jun 11, 2013
Juli Niemann, analyst with Smith Moore & Company, explains what's got bond yields rising.

The growth of government contractors in surveillance

Jun 11, 2013
The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. How big is this business?

E-cigarettes offer brave new world for smokers and cigarette makers

Jun 11, 2013
E-cigarette sales are still only a fraction of the total cigarette market. But that share is growing steadily -- tobacco companies and others are taking notice.
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The use of government contractors involved in surveillance work has grown tremendously since 9/11. We take a loook at how big the business has become. And we visit another business that’s growing: E-cigarettes. Finally, can money and planning stop severe flooding in Europe?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC