When you think of Tibet, you probably don't think of private equity. Nonetheless, some investment companies are moving there, lured by big tax breaks. Heather Timmons of the business news site Quartz joins Marketplace's Mark Garrison to discuss. Click on the audio player above to hear more.
As violence escalates and criticism grows of Egypt's military-backed regime, American and European aid to Egypt is now under greater scrutiny. Marketplace's Stephen Beard joins Morning Report host Mark Garrison to discuss.
Also: Partner of reporter at center of NSA leaks stories is detained by British authorities; speeding train kills 35 in India; U.N. investigators arrive in Syria to probe chemical weapons reports; effort begins to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner.
Egypt's former president still faces a retrial for the killing of protesters during the 2011 Arab Spring. But his lawyer and a court official are telling news outlets that Mubarak may be released in the meantime. Meanwhile, newly ousted President Mohammed Morsi continues to be held.
David Miranda, a Brazilian and journalist Glenn Greenwald's longtime partner in a civil union, was questioned by British authorities at Heathrow Airport for nine hours on Sunday. They also seized a laptop and other electronic gear. Greenwald is one of the journalists to whom Edward Snowden leaked secrets.
Many of us look to technology to add to our regular faculties -- make us better, faster, stronger, and more productive. But there's another promise of new technology for millions of people around the world: accessibility.
Larry Goldberg, director of WGBH's National Center for Accessible Media, joins Marketplace Tech host Ben Johnson to discuss new ways tech is helping people with disabilities. Click on the audio player above to hear more.