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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Jul 3, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

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Europe's financial crisis flares anew, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse. China enacts a new law requiring adult children to visit their aging parents or else face punishment. A reality check on stock market excitement. And is there a geographical correlation between hipsters and money?

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Chinese law requires adults to visit their aging parents

Jul 3, 2013
Critics say the new law is unnecessary. They suspect China's state pension fund is running low on money and the government is passing the buck.

Bitcoin entrepreneurs barrel ahead despite legal clouds

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Jul 3, 2013
A crop of start ups with venture capital backing are trying to make Bitcoin more mainstream and easy to trade.

Yelp Worldmap: Testing the correlation between hipsters and money

Jul 3, 2013
Yelp has created heat maps showing the geographical density for search terms 'hipster,' 'pricey,' and more. Here's our (unscientific) look at the correlation between hipsters and money.

What makes one college a ‘best buy’ compared with others?

Jul 3, 2013
The latest "Fiske Guide to Colleges," includes a special list of colleges with relatively low cost and high quality academics.

Federal cuts threaten healthcare fraud investigations

Jul 3, 2013
Staffing cuts at the Department of Health and Human Services mean fewer cases of Medicare, Medicaid fraud are investigated.

Affordable Care Act mandate delayed: Who wins, who loses?

Jul 3, 2013
Pick your headline: Bigger companies get another year to arrange health insurance, or Many employees have to wait another year to get health insurance.

Portugal on verge of collapse, euro crisis flares

Jul 3, 2013
Europe's financial crisis flared anew on Wednesday, after Portugal's finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse.

Breaking away from the stock market masses

Jul 3, 2013
In the years climbing out of the great recession, regular investors were leary of buying stock, thrice burned, enduringly shy. But in the last six months, as the S&P 500 index has gone up 13 percent, the masses are back to buying.

Layoffs hit financial sector in June

Jul 3, 2013
John Challenger, CEO of outplacement firm Challenger Grey & Christmas, discusses which sectors are going strong and which are cutting back.

PODCAST: Bitcoin hits Wall Street

Jul 3, 2013
Affordable Care Act mandate gets delayed: Who wins, who loses? Layoffs hit the financial sector in June. And Bitcoin attracts Wall Street.

Europe’s financial crisis flares anew, after Portugal’s finance minister quit and the government teetered on the edge of collapse. China enacts a new law requiring adult children to visit their aging parents or else face punishment. A reality check on stock market excitement. And is there a geographical correlation between hipsters and money?

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC