Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, June 20, 2013
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The Supreme Court could announce as soon as today whether it will consider a case on recess appointments made by President Obama. That decision could have a major impact on Washington's consumer watchdog group. How is the Federal Reserve's meeting playing abroad? Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
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Posted In: financial reform, politics, NLRB, CFPB, Dodd-Frank law
The Supreme Court is expected to take a case on whether several recess appointments were constitutional -- and that has implications for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
Posted In: boston, telecom, emergency
One of the hardest things to do in the wake of a disaster is communicate. Now researchers in Boston have a plan to address that with something called an ad-hoc network.
The Fed looks ahead. The U.S. military leaves behind billions in military equipment in Afghanistan. And the crisis of long-term health care savings.
Posted In: Education, higher education, tenure, union
Adjunct and non-tenure track professors are joining unions, hungry for benefits and job security they currently lack. And in a twist, they're not always joining the unions you might expect.
Posted In: afghanistan, military, defense
American troops are on the way out of Afghanistan, but the Washington Post reports that much of their gear, some $7 billion worth, won't be coming home with them.
Posted In: Health, mental health, psychology, avatars
A psychiatrist in England is using digital avatars -- almost like characters in a video game -- to help people with schizophrenia put a face to the voices in their heads.
Posted In: drones, FBI, surveillance
FBI Director Robert Mueller says the FBI uses drones domestically, though rarely. He is calling for more discussion on drone use, while the FBI proceeds.