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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.

Can Zuckerberg's FWD.us help immigration reform?

At the DREAMer Hackathon, Silicon Valley joined with undocumented immigrants to try to move immigration reform forward.
Posted In: FWD.us, immigration reform, DREAM Act

PODCAST: White House won't let Fannie and Freddie be sold back to investors

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?

White House says no to recapitalizing Fannie and Freddie

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: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

Are high tech hiring systems keeping Americans out of work?

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: hiring, Jobs

Graphene: OMG! The magic material that an elephant standing on a pencil couldn't break

Graphene is a material that could revolutionize microprocessing
Posted In: microchips

Hydrogen powered cars to hit the road near you

Hydrogen fuel cells worked for Apollo astronauts. Now cars with the technology are bound for showrooms.
Posted In: hydrogen, fuel-cell, Honda, Toyota

As goes California, so goes Obamacare?

California's marketplace is set to decide whether Californians may keep their old insurance policies.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, health insurance

First generation college students go viral

A new campaign on YouTube aims to encourage more students to be the first in their families to go to college.
Posted In: higher education, Michelle Obama, YouTube

For sale: the domain-name mutualfunds.com. Asking price: $1 million or more.

At auction tonight, the domain name won't break 2013's record unless it fetches more than$4.7 million.
Posted In: dot com boom, top-level domains, ICANN

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Iambic 5 Poetry
Squarepusher
A Live Mystery
Young Wonder
Out of My Head (In the style of Lupe Fiasco feat Trey Songz) [Instrumental Version]
Off The Record Instrumentals
Tell Me
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Hard (Instrumentals Hip Hop Rap Rnb 2010)
Master Hit