Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, February 21, 2013
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With just a week left until we reach the $85 billion in automatic spending cuts known as the sequester, President Obama took to eight local media markets trying to pressure Congress to avoid the cuts. New research indicates that our main protection against the mosquito, DEET, may not be as effective as we thought. And, 11 scientists are $3 million richer than they were earlier this week thanks to the new 'Breakthrough Prize' awarded by Silicon Valley tech titans.
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Posted In: Sony, playstation, video games
Sony announced that a new PlayStation game console is on the way, but not for months.
A surprising turnaround from Florida Governor Rick Scott on expanding Medicaid, a payday lender defends his business, and what can Walmart's earnings tell us about the state of consumer spending?
Posted In: Federal Reserve, quantitative easing, stock market
On Wednesday, the central bank released meeting minutes which showed division over whether to continue its stimulative policy of quantitative easing.
Posted In: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Tech, Nobel Prize
11 scientists are $3 million richer than they were earlier this week thanks to the new 'Breakthrough Prize' awarded by Silicon Valley tech titans including Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, medicaid
One of the Affordable Care Act's fiercest critics, Florida's Republican Governor Rick Scott has reversed courses and is dropping his opposition to expanding Medicaid.