Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 4, 2013
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A new report finds 90 percent of Americans don't know they can start signing up for insurance through health exchanges in October. Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy. And a check in on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's $100 million donation to Newark public schools.
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Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health exchange, health insurance
A new study says only a fraction of people know they can sign up in October for the insurance exchanges that are key to President Obama's health care overhaul.
Japan central bank hopes a bold bond buy will solve an old problem. The high costs of Dementia are rising. And what is Mark Zuckerberg's donation to Newark public schools doing?
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, layoffs
Global outplacement firm Challenger, Grey & Christmas reported that employers cut 49,000 jobs in March, down 11 percent from February. Despite the month to month decline, job cuts for the first quarter were their highest since 2011.
Posted In: Japan, bonds, Shinzo Abe
Japan is fed up with deflation and a sluggish economy, and its central bank is getting aggressive. Today, the Bank of Japan launched a sweeping bond-buying program to pump money into the economy.
Posted In: Jamaica, electricity, power grid
Power costs in Jamaica are among the highest in the Caribbean. Many poor people have devised ways to get their supply free and illegally. Now the utility company is cracking down on this theft.
Posted In: Cellphones, Tech, inventions
40 years ago the cellphone was invented by Martin Cooper at Motorola, much to the dismay of a competing team at AT&T's Bell Labs.
Posted In: Education, new jersey, Mark Zuckerberg
Most of the $100 million donation has been spent on brokering a new teachers contract that creates performance-based pay and opening new schools.
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