Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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Should U.S. GDP count 'The Bachelorette'? The latest GDP estimate is out today and it's getting a major overhaul. Senator Angus King of Maine tells us why he wants to make banking boring again. A new Ford F-150 is being made to run on natural gas. And why it's important to remember the names of the people you work with.
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Police can your track cellphone's location, but you knew that already...didn't you?

If police want to track your movements using old calls you made on your cellphone, they can get the information from your cellphone company without a warrant.
Posted In: Cellphones, surveillance, data, privacy
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PODCAST: Smartphone killed the navigation star, is that how that song goes?

The smartphone killed the camera. Is the GPS unit next? Senator Angus King of Maine tells us why wants to make banking boring again. And the latest GDP numbers.
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Astroturf book reviews and the high-speed Internet debate

Susan Crawford, who argues high costs are to blame to lack of high-speed Internet, is getting some very fishy-looking reviews on her latest book.
Posted In: Internet, Amazon.com, broadband
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Why stifling hackers may not be a good thing

A court ruling is blocking researchers from presenting a tech problem that could lead to car thefts.
Posted In: hacking, cars, Honda, Volkswagen
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Should U.S. GDP count 'The Bachelorette'?

The government changes the way it calculates the country's economic growth.
Posted In: GDP, Seinfeld, Kardashians, television
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The smartphone killed the camera. Is the GPS unit next?

Garmin and other GPS companies are struggling to sell consumer GPS units in an iPhone world.
Posted In: gps, iPhone, apple, Garmin, smartphone
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Maine Senator Angus King wants to make banking boring again

Senator Angus King of Maine explains why he supports reintroducing Glass-Steagall and shares his thoughts on the rising costs of higher education.
Posted In: Glass-Steagall, student loans, higher education, bank regulations
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The Chicago Tribune's kitty exclusive

Don't worry guys, the Internet has no memory, unless there's a kitten involved or something.
Posted In: newspaper, media, news

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