Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 20, 2014

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Veterans continue to struggle with the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace -- unemployment rate in the veterans' community tends to run two percentage points higher than the general population. Plus, with the hike in the cost of a new Amazon Prime Mebership rising from $79 to $99, will Amazon's membership flee to Netflix? And with Financier David Rubenstein, co-founder of The Carlyle Group, splitting the $15 million cost of restoring the Washington Monument 50/50 with the U.S. government, we explore the viability of this kind of solution.

Oprah and Starbucks are teaming up to make tea.

OprahBucks: It's happening, and Stacey has some feelings.
Posted In: starbucks, Oprah

PODCAST: Veteran unemployment

Interest rates are up after the new Federal Reserve chair's briefing yesterday. And the Washington monument is reopening, thanks to private money.
Posted In: bonds, veterans, Washington Monument

Short-selling: A step-by-step guide.

Short selling has a bad rap. But it's been around as long as the markets have.
Posted In: stock market, short selling

After combat, a battle for job-hunting veterans

Partly it's the challenge of translating their skills to a civilian workplace.
Posted In: veterans, Unemployment

Amazon Prime could be too popular?

Analysts say Amazon could lose money by making its customers too loyal.
Posted In: Amazon Prime, Amazon
Civil liberties activists hold a rally protesting surveillance of U.S. citizens by the National Security Agency Jan. 17 at the Justice Department in Washington.

A letter to the President warns of history repeating itself

Members of the Church Committee sent President Obama a letter addressing recent NSA surveillance
Posted In: Church Committee, nsa, surveillance

Repairing the Washington Monument with private money

Repairing damage from a 2011 earthquake cost $15 million.
Posted In: Washington Monument, Washington, DC

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