Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, March 12, 2013
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South Sudan, which gained independence just a couple of years ago after a long and bloody civil war, will resume pumping oil to Sudan after a shutdown that has lasted more than a year. The President of New York University is facing a no confidence vote this week -- some faculty say he's acting more like the head of a corporation than a university. And the writers group, PEN, looks to reinvent itself for the digital age.
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Washington kicks off a big budget week, but will the stalemate break? The cost of recusals at the SEC. And attack of the mega-commuters.
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan, Obama, sequester
Washington Republicans and Democrats don't seem close to agreeing on a budget, but does the U.S. really need a federal budget in the first place?
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan
It's going to be a big budget week in Washington. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his spending plan today, and the Democrats are set to unveil their federal budget sometime in the next few days. But can the two sides come together and agree?
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Jo White
With the Senate Banking Committee taking up the Mary Jo White nomination to head the SEC, at issue are possible conflicts White might have as a former attorney who defended financial institutions and executives against government prosecution.
Posted In: Africa, Oil, exports
South Sudan, which seceded from the rest of Sudan in 2011, will begin oil production again, under a new deal negotiated in Ethiopia.
Posted In: branding, media, writing, publishing
The writers' group PEN is well known for its core mission: Supporting free speech around the world. Its members include Nobel and Pulitzer prize winners. But it needs to expand, as the traditional publishing world shrinks.
Posted In: NYU, higher education, university
This week, a faculty vote of confidence in NYU's President highlights the conflict over the increasingly corporate role of the university president.
Posted In: Internet, internet censorship, Tech
Internet inventor Tim Berners-Lee speaks out about the importance of an open Internet and why Internet service providers should back off from their new Copyright Alert System.