Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 17, 2014

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It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The stimulus was supposed to create 3.5 million new jobs. Five years on, we run the numbers on how successful the program was at reaching that goal. Also, the Affordable Care Act continues to encounter traction issues. One big problem: the administration’s apparent failure to connect meaningfully with minorities. Later: Snow's the word in much of the country. But so's the word drought. In Texas and the far west the rain has been sparse for almost two years. Marketplace's Adriene Hill looks at how we value the water we have.  

PODCAST: Tennessee car workers reject union

Stimulus woes in Japan put a hamper on the country's recovery. And taking a look at how we value water.
Posted In: Japan, tennessee, water

Japan's stimulus efforts come up short

Economic stimulus is the talk of Japan, but the latest numbers suggest there's not much to show for it.
Posted In: Japan, stimulus, Abenomics

Auto union regroups after defeat in Tennessee vote

The autoworker's union in the wake of the Tennessee vote.
Posted In: UAW, tennessee, cars

Tough times for cryptocurrencies

Bitcoin faces more challenges as online black markets get hacked by thieves or raided by law enforcement.
Posted In: bitcoin, Cryptocurrency, Silk Road

The economics of a bad winter

A business opportunity for firms that make de-icer with everything from the remnants of rum to beet juice.
Posted In: weather, winter

Stimulus past: Are we recovered and reinvested?

It’s the fifth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Posted In: stimulus plan, shovel ready

Affordable Care Act needs traction with minorities

The Affordable Care Act continues to encounter traction issues. One big problem: the administration’s apparent failure to connect meaningfully with minorities
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA

The future of ownership in social media

With "Social Media Week" kicking off, we look at the state of services like Twitter.
Posted In: social media, Twitter

Drought or not, how should we value water?

The deep California drought is a reminder that water isn’t an infinite resource.
Posted In: California drought 2014

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Life Funk
Ceephax Acid Crew
Dungeon Sound
Gramatik
Swimming Pools (Drank) (Extended Version) [Clean]
Kendrick Lamar
Liberation Front
Thievery Corporation
Wraith Pinned To The Mist And Other Games
Of Montreal

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