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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday June 4, 2014
Jun 4, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday June 4, 2014

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The Health Privacy Summit kicks off Wednesday morning in DC. Just this week, the federal government released more health data as the drum beat for access to more information gets louder. But there's a real tension here. Many patients want their personal information kept confidential unless it can be used to help others. We take a look at the new projects run by UC San Diego and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where personal health data could help the public good. Plus, the EPA plan to curb carbon-dioxide emissions let's states devise their own plans. There's already big differences among states in one area: the cost of electricity for their residents. We examine the difference in rates and the reasons. 

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The man behind Fannie and Freddie

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In the world of real estate, few people are more powerful than Mel Watt.

Tiananmen: More than just students and democracy

Jun 4, 2014
The 1989 protests in Tiananmen square were about more than just democracy.

American Express: from exclusive to inclusive

Jun 4, 2014
The issuer of the famous Black Card is focusing on low-income financial services.
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Sharing our personal health data – for good

Jun 4, 2014
How wearable technology might share our health data without creeping us out.

Complying with the EPA, state by state

Jun 4, 2014
The EPA plan to curb carbon emission will let states device their own plans. We look at how they'll differ.

While more secure, Chip and PIN technology is costly

Jun 4, 2014
A look at what is slowing the change to Chip and PIN technology

PODCAST: Implementing Chip and PIN; 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Jun 4, 2014
The man behind Fannie and Freddie, Chip and PIN credit cards from Sam's Club, and the blue collar protesters at Tiananmen Square

The Health Privacy Summit kicks off Wednesday morning in DC. Just this week, the federal government released more health data as the drum beat for access to more information gets louder. But there’s a real tension here. Many patients want their personal information kept confidential unless it can be used to help others. We take a look at the new projects run by UC San Diego and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation where personal health data could help the public good. Plus, the EPA plan to curb carbon-dioxide emissions let’s states devise their own plans. There’s already big differences among states in one area: the cost of electricity for their residents. We examine the difference in rates and the reasons. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC