Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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A half a dozen big banks like Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan have been hit with a record $2.3 billion dollar fine from the European Commission for colluding to rig two benchmark lending rates that set the price of money between banks -- something on which they were supposed to competing. How do you know when to start collecting Social Security? And, if you have missed fake newsman Ron Burgundy this week, you are living under a rock. The character played by Will Farrell has been everywhere promoting his new movie, "Anchorman 2" -- hawking Dodge Durangos, anchoring a real North Dakota newscast, and at Emerson College, where one of the actual schools will be renamed for him for a day.
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SpaceX heads to the stars

After some false starts, private rocket maker SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a large commercial satellite into outer space yesterday.
Posted In: spacex
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PODCAST: The Volcker Rule: What's that again?

Regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule. If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it? And, for one day, Emerson College's communication school will be renamed the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.
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'Volcker Rule' to finally be a rule

U.S. regulators have announced that, after years of wrangling, on December 10 they are finally set to finalize the details of the so-called Volcker Rule.
Posted In: Volcker Rule, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
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Autistic kids may one day learn social interaction through avatars

New gaming technology could change the way autistic children learn social communication.
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When should you start collecting Social Security?

If you’re between the ages of 62 and 70, you’re eligible for Social Security. But when should you take it?
Posted In: Social Security
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EU gives big banks $2.3 billion slap over rate rigging

The European Commission has hit a half dozen big banks, including Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan Chase, with a record $2.3 billion fine for colluding to rig two benchmark lending rates that set the price of money between banks
Posted In: European Commission, European Union, big banks
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Small banks and the aftermath of the financial crisis

A House committee holds a hearing to consider the impact of post-recession reforms on small banks and credit unions.
Posted In: financial crisis, Banks, credit unions, small banks
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Who needs a waiter when you have a smart phone?

You can now use your smart phone to order and pay at some restaurants.
Posted In: dining, restaurants, smart phones, apps
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The serious PR push to make Ron Burgundy's legend continue

For one day, Emerson College's communication school will be renamed the Ron Burgundy School of Communication.
Posted In: anchorman, Will Ferrell
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With more gadgets, more parental controls

This holiday season there are more kinds of gadgets for kids -- and many more ways for parents to control access.
Posted In: parental control, smartwatch
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New York City considers restrictions on electronic cigarettes

The city council in New York is considering the same restrictions for e-cigarettes that already exist for regular cigarettes.
Posted In: e-cigarettes

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