Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, July 22, 2013

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Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost. The IRS beats the sequester. A company in Grand Rapids, Michigan, tries to help residents move off government assistance. And do you do work during summer vacation? Turns out you're in good company.
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Obama to kick off White House economic offensive

Starting Wednesday, President Obama will make a series of speeches on the economy. He's trying to set the stage for this fall.
Posted In: Obama, debt, federal budget, Economy
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PODCAST: Obama's economic hyperdrive

Obama's economic offensive. What is the Hyperloop? And, when it comes to per capita income level, which country is most like China?
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McDonald's earnings: So goes the cheeseburger, so goes the economy?

McDonald's has released its latest business results, and the numbers are a few Happy Meals short of expectations.
Posted In: McDonald's, Europe
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Even Google struggles with mobile ads

Google will make mandatory a plan forcing customers to buy advertising across all platforms.
Posted In: Google, mobile ads, mobile, smartphone, tablet
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Quiz: How does China compare?

When it comes to per capita income level, which country is most like China?
Posted In: China, income, GDP
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IRS beats the sequester! Lucky you

The IRS is canceling its Monday furlough day because it has managed to cut costs enough to avoid it.
Posted In: sequester, government cuts, IRS, Taxes
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Welfare caseworkers head to the factory

A factory in Michigan actually pays the state government to bring a public caseworker to the company to help its low-income workers.
Posted In: welfare, Michigan, poverty, working poor
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Economic stimulus in Japan gets a political boost

The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will now control both houses of parliament. What does the new majority mean for Abe's economic plans?
Posted In: Shinzo Abe, Japan, asia
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The biggest obstacle for the Hyperloop? Money

Musk has only hinted at what the Hyperloop is, but he's described his latest idea as a 'cross between a Concorde, a railgun and an air hockey table.'
Posted In: tesla, Elon Musk, transporation, inventions
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For tech companies, what's in a name.ly?

A new crop of tech startups are taking on wacky names that leave customers wondering what it is they do.
Posted In: startups, Tech, branding

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