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.

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

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?

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

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

Quiz: How does China compare?

When it comes to per capita income level, which country is most like China?
Posted In: China, income, GDP

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

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

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

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

For tech companies, what's in a

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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Counseling (Instrumental)
Hollie Smith
Just Expect

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