Marketplace for Monday, October 8, 2012
The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has said that Huawei and Chinese telecom-equipment supplier ZTE pose a security risk and the U.S. government should avoid using their equipment. The committee also recommended that American companies should be blocked from carrying out mergers involving two Chinese telecommunications firms. Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the number of people with a rare fungal meningitis has risen to 91. We look at what California can do about its record-breaking gas prices. And a new brand of tea called Runa has hit shelves and is getting recognition from some unusual investors.