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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Mar 12, 2014

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

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The Urban Institute releases a study for the Justice Department on the monetary size of the underground commercial sex, drug, and weapons economies in U.S. cities. The recruitment and business tactics of pimps and traffickers include traveling in circuits to increase profits and evade law enforcement detection. Plus, indications of a developing El Nino have now come from not just the U.S., but also Japan and Australia. The warnings are being taken seriously by farmers and by investors; the last big El Nino caused a lot of crop damage, and agricultural markets are already tight. And at the SXSW conference, wearable technology is getting a lot of buzz.

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A look at the next trend in managing connections

Pimps use technology, too

Mar 12, 2014
A new study reveals how the underground sex business is changing.

How El Niño will impact global food prices

Mar 12, 2014
It probably won't have a huge impact on your grocery bills.

Obama seeks expanded overtime pay

Mar 12, 2014
The president seeks to change overtime pay rules via executive powers.

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The White House wants to make more Americans eligible for overtime pay.

The Urban Institute releases a study for the Justice Department on the monetary size of the underground commercial sex, drug, and weapons economies in U.S. cities. The recruitment and business tactics of pimps and traffickers include traveling in circuits to increase profits and evade law enforcement detection. Plus, indications of a developing El Nino have now come from not just the U.S., but also Japan and Australia. The warnings are being taken seriously by farmers and by investors; the last big El Nino caused a lot of crop damage, and agricultural markets are already tight. And at the SXSW conference, wearable technology is getting a lot of buzz.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC