Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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As more relief and aid flows into the Philippines, how does the country manage it all with an infrastructure in disrepair from the disaster? Also, Indian looks to raise money by selling pieces of its government-owned oil business. And U.S. Treasury Secretary heads to Asia, in part to press China on its currency. 

Lady Gaga + Justin Bieber = Facebook's new target

Facebook tries to replace Twitter as the social network of choice for celebrities.
Posted In: celebrities, Facebook, Twitter

PODCAST: A more 'market'-based economy in China

Chinese leaders emerged from a four-day policy meeting today.

Growing Philippines economy may speed recovery

The Philippines does have an important longer-term asset: The underlying strength of its economy.
Posted In: typhoon, Haiyan, Yolando, super typhoon, Cebu

Chinese say markets will be "decisive" in economy

According to Chinese state media, the country's leaders are announcing a shift toward a more market-based economy.
Posted In: China, Chinese economy
A groundskeeper waters flowers.

Who mows the lawn? The invisible golf course worker

The golf course business in the U.S. would collapse without low-wage work, according to a new investigative series in Golf Digest.
Posted In: Golf, undocumented immigrants, low wages

Installing solar panels? Think of the firefighters

For firefighters, there can be too many solar panels on a roof. Fire officials and the solar industry are paying attention to the concern.
Posted In: solar power, firefighters, solar panels

In Asia, can Jack Lew succeed where others have failed?

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew plans to visit five countries in the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Posted In: asia, free trade, globalization

The new color of gold in India: Black

India is looking for investors in its state-owned oil and coal companies, a big shift for a country that is famously protective.
Posted In: Oil, India, gas

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