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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 1, 2014

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German chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Washington. She'll meet senators and, on Friday, will sit down for talks with President Obama. On the agenda are sanctions against Russia. The U.S. is urging Germany and Europe to be tough, but Europe's energy dependence on Russia may be an obstacle. Also, we look at how LinkedIn has managed expectations as it weathered the broader tech downturn and why it seems to fly under the radar when compared to other firms in its sector, namely Twitter and Facebook ahead of its earning release on Thursday.

Funding an album in a jazz-improv kind of way

Jazz musician Lauren Kinhan decided to go online to crowdsource the money for her newly released solo album.
Posted In: Music, jazz, crowdsource, crowdfund, kickstarter
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PODCAST: LinkedIn's secret (no cat pictures!)

The economy nearly stalled out from January to March. How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat. And, foster care and Medicaid.
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Chancellor Merkel goes to Washington

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will talk sanctions with President Obama.
Posted In: Merkel, ukraine, sanctions

AT&T reportedly pursuing acquisition of DirecTV

The Wall Street Journal reports a deal could give AT&T more heft to compete with a new Comcast-Time-Warner.
Posted In: AT&T, directv, fcc, merger

Health care for foster youth, if they can find it

Those who've aged out of foster care get Medicaid until age 26.
Posted In: Obamacare, medicaid, ACA
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How LinkedIn is trying to stay afloat

Some of LinkedIn's money comes from corporate recruiters and member fees.
Posted In: social media, linkedin

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