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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 13, 2014

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Beyond the $45 billion in stock, why would Time Warner Cable want to hand itself to Comcast? President Obama launches a new initiative to help young men of color find good jobs. The $1.1 trillion buying power of black people. And how wearing wacky clothes can help your career.

An assist for young men of color?

President Obama plans to launch an initiative to help young minority men stay in school and out of the criminal justice system
Posted In: prison, African American, State of the Union

Scrutiny meets Comcast bid for Time Warner Cable

A merger would put Comcast in a stronger position with content providers.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner Cable, television, Internet, technology, Netflx

PODCAST: Cable mega-merger

Comcast is trying to buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion.
Posted In: Comcast, Time Warner

How much do Olympic figure skating dresses cost?

Love them or laugh at them, Olympics figure skating costumes are hard to ignore. They’re just so shiny. But how much does all the sparkle cost? Thousands.
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi

Entrepreneur offers a better shave for growing market

With buying power up, black consumers are a new target for specialty products
Posted In: black history month, shaving