Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, November 22, 2013
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A dozen long years ago, kicking off in the city of Doha in Qatar, negotiations began to further liberalize trade rules. On Monday or even as early as Sunday, the World Trade Organization could announce a Doha deal, but the agenda isn't as ambitious as it was in the beginning. The transition to college is tough for any student, but especially for veterans going to college on the post-9/11 G-I Bill. A new report today has some recommendations to ease the transition. And, seven new buildings are going up in New York City's Midtown Manhattan. They are all luxury towers, many just couple of blocks from Central Park. That has some residents concerned about what the buildings will do to open space and light in the park.
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Is a Dow at 16,000 high enough for now? The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward lifting a long-standing ban on cell phone calls in-flight. It would permit calls once a plane reaches 10,000 feet. And, new rules say that meat must be labeled with where the animal it came from was born, raised, and slaughtered.
Posted In: airplane mode, Airlines, airline safety
The Federal Communications Commission is moving toward lifting a long-standing ban on cell phone calls in-flight. It would permit calls once a plane reaches 10,000 feet.
Posted In: federal budget, Senate
Senate Democrats made a major change to Senate rules yesterday, and may have also destroyed any chance for a budget compromise.
Posted In: New York City, luxury
A glut of new luxury towers going up in Midtown Manhattan has some residents worried their beloved Central Park will be overshadowed.
Posted In: VA GI Bill
Despite concerns that veterans attending college on the post-9/11 GI Bill would struggle, a new review says they have succeeded at many schools.
Posted In: silicon tally
3 hours. 20-50 photos. 50 students. 11 percent. 7 billionaires. 3 galaxies. 4 flavors. Do you know what these numbers mean?