Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 27, 2014
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With President Obama's meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City, we'll take a look at where they disagree – contraception, abortion, same-sex marriage – as well as their shared ground on fighting poverty and inequality. Plus, with Microsoft's Office suite will available for iPad, we explain the potential impact in the market, and the risks Microsoft runs with this move. Also, we look at the GDP’s strengths and weaknesses as an economic indicator and how an organization called Measure of America aims to track well-being. We'll also be taking a look at the efforts to stretch the tech industry into Santa Cruz, which is home to over 20,000 people who commute to the Silicon Valley for work.
Posted In: college football, NLRB, Northwestern University, unions
A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
Posted In: GDP
How to do we measure well-being?
Posted In: Santa Cruz, Silicon Valley, Traffic, commute
20,000 tech workers commute daily from Santa Cruz to Silicon Valley
Posted In: Microsoft, iPad, office, Surface
Microsoft has resisted making Office available on iPad for a long time.