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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 15, 2013

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In the U.S., there's an increased focus on how much chief executives are paid versus everybody else at a company. Three years after it was passed into law, this fall, the SEC proposed rules for requiring companies to publicize the ratio of CEO pay over employee pay. In Switzerland next week, some sharp curbs on executive pay are under consideration. Parts of the Northeast got the season's first dusting of natural snow this week, but the region's skiing industry wasn't waiting for nature. And, a look at the economics of recycling in the United States on this "America Recycles Day."

Watson is coming to a mobile app near you

IBM is putting the supercomputer into the cloud.
Posted In: IBM, Watson, cloud computing

Amazon may have 'Alpha House,' but Netflix has the data

Amazon is debuting a new series today, but competition between it and Netflix may hinge on who has the most data.
Posted In: Amazon, netflix

PODCAST: China to ease one-child policy

Janet Yellen testified before the Senate Banking Committee yesterday. China said today it's easing its one-child policy, but economics could still stand in the way of more children. And, the new PlayStation comes out tomorrow, and the battle for the living room ramps up another notch.

Insurance companies scramble as Obama changes health law

Health insurance companies are trying to adapt after the president announced a policy reversal to let people with cancelled policies keep their insurance.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act

China eases one-child policy, but don't expect more 'little emperors'

China said today it's easing its one-child policy, but economics could still stand in the way of more children.
Posted In: China, China growth

Switzerland to vote on how much the boss gets paid

Swiss voters will consider new restrictions limiting CEO pay to 12 times that of the lowest paid worker at a company.
Posted In: executive pay

In signing up the young, it's slow going

For Obamacare to work, the "young invincibles" need to sign up. And, so far, they're not.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Northeast ski resorts fire snow guns to start the season

Newer technology means ski resorts can cover more ground earlier, and stay open longer.
Posted In: skiing, maine, snow

Recycling? Don't overdo it.

Recycling is expensive but good -- up to a point.
Posted In: recycling

4 versus One: How will you game? This week's Silicon Tally

20 sharks. 23. $3,000. 7.5. 3.4 million. $579. 10.1 million. 8. 4 years. 16. Do you know what these numbers mean?
Posted In: silicon tally

PS4 vs. Xbox One: The battle for the couch

The new PlayStation comes out tomorrow, and the battle for the living room ramps up another notch.
Posted In: ps4, xbox, Sony, Microsoft

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Tidal Wave
Thee Oh Sees
What's The Difference (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Alvin Joiner] [Explicit]
Dr. Dre
There's A Light
Bushy