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Feb 13, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2013

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President Obama called for stronger gun control laws last night in his State of the Union address -- and one of the big ideas being talked about is closing what's called the "gun show loophole." But is it really about gun shows and is it really a loophole? Leaders in Europe react to Obama's call for new EU-US trade talks. This week, Netflix announced its teaming up with Dreamworks to create its first original cartoon series for kids.

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The gun-show loophole: Not about gun shows, and not a loophole

Feb 12, 2013
Most vendors at gun shows are federally licensed dealers, who are required to do background checks on buyers. It's gun collectors and private sellers that aren't federally licensed.

Netflix wades into kids' shows

Feb 12, 2013
Netflix hopes new animated series will tap into the lucrative market for children's shows...and merchandizing.

Boston pizzeria gets new ownership - its former employees

Feb 13, 2013
In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.

Would Obama's $9 minimum wage help or hurt workers?

Feb 13, 2013
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.

President Obama proposes new trade agreement with Europe

Feb 13, 2013
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?

The State of the Union for education

Feb 13, 2013
What are President Obama's plans for universal pre-school access, high-school funding, and higher education?

PODCAST: Pizza as just dessert, Valentine's Day insurance

Feb 13, 2013
Obama's plans for education from pre-school to college. Will an increase in minimum wage help or hurt workers? And in a twist, some former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay are becoming part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria they used to work for.

President Obama called for stronger gun control laws last night in his State of the Union address — and one of the big ideas being talked about is closing what’s called the “gun show loophole.” But is it really about gun shows and is it really a loophole? Leaders in Europe react to Obama’s call for new EU-US trade talks. This week, Netflix announced its teaming up with Dreamworks to create its first original cartoon series for kids.

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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