In Washington state, a county official says scores of people remain unaccounted for. A wall of mud swept across the Stillaguamish River on Saturday into a community north of Seattle.
In the past two weeks, we've seen the most rapid fall in China's currency in decades, apparently due to some financial engineering by central bankers in Beijing. But it's a new week and the "Great Fall" seems to have stopped. The U.S. dollar fell about 0.5 percent on Monday.
Apple is reportedly in talks with the cable and internet giant Comcast about a new streaming and on-demand TV service. According to the Wall Street Journal, Comcast might be persuaded to offered a private instead of a shared channel for all the data required.
And in partnership with the New York Times, we're exploring the changing face of work in America. Today we take a look at some mid-career switchers who are learning to write software, that is to say, learning to "code."
It's been one year since the second largest bank in Cyprus, Laiki Bank, was shut down leading to a $13 billion European Union bailout. The country's financial services sector was a big part of the economy and its resulting overhaul lead many bank depositors to lose a chunk of their savings. The BBC's Lucy Burton joins Marketplace Morning Report host David Brancaccio to explain how the country is doing one year later -- and how it hopes to recover.
From Marketplace.org, a look at previous coverage about Cyprus:
The future of the G-8 is in question, as seven of its eight members meet in the Netherlands. Russia, which annexed Crimea last week, didn't get an invite.
According to Ian Hurd, an associate professor of political science at Northwestern University, Russia could lose its permanent membership.
"I think there is a lot of value in symbolic terms to having a seat at the table," Hurd says.
But Eswar Prasad, a professor of international economics at Cornell University, says the G-8's influence has waned, and the G-20, which includes emerging economies, has become more important. There's an irony here, he says.
"This particular grouping takes on more significance when it excludes somebody," Prasad says, "rather than when it includes somebody."
The coffee giant Starbucks has announced plans to expand the number of shops that sell the alcoholic beverages from several dozen today to 40 by the end of the year. With this come practical costs like liquor licenses, training staff, washing dishes – but former Starbucks executive John Moore, who runs the marketing consultancy Brains on Fire, says here’s the big concern: "There is an old saying that is so true. There is no ‘and’ in brand.’ If you try to stand for everything, you ultimately stand for nothing,” he says.
This beer and wine move comes after Starbucks spent hundreds of millions to expand its reach into juice, baked goods and tea. The risk, says Moore, a diluted brand – a word no coffee company ever wants to touch.
The tiny fishing town of Cordova, Alaska, has weathered disruption in every facet of life since an oil tanker ran aground in 1989, spilling millions of gallons of oil into Prince William Sound.