Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, November 21, 2013
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The news from the car shows in Tokyo and Los Angeles: hydrogen-powered cars coming to the market in the coming months. Plus, the latest on the starts and fits of heath care reform in America. It's been a week since President Obama announced that people with canceled health insurance policies should be able to keep them for another year -- that's if states and insurance companies agreed. So far 13 states have agreed, 8 have said no, and one big one could decide today. And, First Lady Michelle Obama, a first-generation college graduate, is pushing to get more disadvantaged students into college. About third of college students today are the first in their families to go. But they're less likely to graduate than those with parents who went to college. A new YouTube campaign aims to change that.
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The White House is throwing cold water on a private investment group’s proposal to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. At auction tonight, the domain name mutualfunds.com won't break 2013's record unless it fetches more than$4.7 million. And, are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?
Posted In: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac
The White House is throwing cold water on a private investment group’s proposal to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant government-owned and government–backed mortgage companies.
Posted In: hiring, Jobs
Marketplace's Chris Farrell is worried that the skilled workers employers say they can't find are there, but algorithms are screening them out.
Posted In: microchips
Graphene is a material that could revolutionize microprocessing
Posted In: dot com boom, top-level domains, ICANN
At auction tonight, the domain name won't break 2013's record unless it fetches more than$4.7 million.