Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday May 29, 2014

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2014 Paralympic Winter Games - Closing Ceremony
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The White House hosts a summit Thursday about youth sports and concussions. We take a look at the money and technology going into equipment and tests that can help diagnose concussions almost immediately after a player is injured. Plus, guess who wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany. The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games create an avalanche of public debt. Even Switzerland voted down an Olympics referendum. What's at stake as the International Olympic Committee tries to find a suitable suitor? Then, as part of our new series LearningCurve on the intersection of education and technology, we provide a history of educational radio. Then after, we talk to Chris Farrell about why he thinks the U.S. should welcome more refugees into the country and what impact such a move might have on the U.S. economy. 

PODCAST: The cost of concussions

A look at the markets, the challenge of reducing concussions and more from our LearningCurve series.
Beats by Dr. Dre

Apple bought Beats headphones. Now what?

Apple has two new employees on board after yesterday's acquisition. One of them you probably know -- rapper Dr. Dre, the other probably not. So who is Jimmy Iovine?
Posted In: apple, Beats, Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine

The Sochi Effect and the unwanted Olympics

Hey, who wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics? Not Poland, Sweden, or Germany.

The cost of concussions

There is plenty of demand for technology to reduce concussions.
Posted In: helmet, NFL, concussion

Want faster internet connection? Go to the moon.

Scientists from NASA and MIT have developed a way to create a wi-fi hotspot on the moon.
Posted In: moon, wi-fi, Internet

How marriage contributes to inequality

Assortative mating is a term, borrowed from biology, which means that humans tend to be attracted to those like themselves.
Posted In: assortative mating, income inequality, dating

Hosting the Olympics and coming away with a profit? Imagine that. Three cities that bucked the trend

The $51 billion price tag of Sochi is a reminder that the Winter Games can create an avalanche of public debt. But which cities actually managed to come out of their hosting stint on top?
Posted In: Olympcs, Sochi

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Perfection (Instrumental) [Explicit]
The Alchemist
Next in Line
Damu The Fudgemunk