Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 2, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, July 2, 2010

Officials cracking down on accreditation shopping

Officials want to stop for-profit schools from shopping for accreditation by buying struggling colleges.
Posted In: Education

U.S. eateries kick up marketing during World Cup

Pubs and eateries in the U.S. are doing what they can to pull in soccer fans while the World Cup is going on.
Posted In: Sports

Habitat for Humanity moves up in sluggish housing market

Nonprofit low-income homebuilder Habitat for Humanity ranked eighth in Builder Magazine's Top Ten list of builders.
Posted In: Housing

Healthcare.gov already eyeing upgrade

Healthcare.gov has just launched and companies are already jockeying to create a new version of the site that will bring comparison shopping to health insurance.
Posted In: Health

Finland new broadband improves rural service

Now that Finland has made broadband Internet a legal right, service in the country's rural areas will improve.
Posted In: Internet

U.S. adds 83,000 private-sector jobs in June

Data out this morning from the Labor Department is sending mixed signals on unemployment. Professor James Angel of Georgetown University explains which numbers we should focus on.
Posted In: Jobs

Australia scales back plans for mining tax

The Australian government has pulled back plans for a massive, controversial tax on mining profits.
Posted In: Taxes

VIDEO: Bad headlines need a good holiday

We didn't get the happiest news this week. So let's focus on Francis Scott Key.

Google to buy travel tech company ITA for $700M

Google has made a $700 million deal to buy travel technology company ITA, a move that will help the search engine stay ahead of Bing.
Posted In: Airlines, Internet

Relaxed licensing rules worry D.C. tour guides

Washington, D.C.'s local government is relaxing the rules for licensing wanna-be tour guides, which has a few of them worried about protecting their turf.
Posted In: Travel

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