Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday August 6, 2014

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First up, more on the news that Walgreens has abandoned the idea of moving its tax headquarters from the US to Switzerland. This would have been a huge example of what are called "inversions": controversial, but presently legal, maneuvers to lower US tax bills. Walgreens is, however, going ahead with a $10 billion dollar deal to buy full control of the pharmacy chain Boot's, which has a real headquarters in Britain but a tax headquarters in Switzerland. Plus, marketers know where we've been and what we're buying. The NSA -- and Google -- may be reading our email. But what about our kids, and the data gathered by their schools, the states, and the educational tech companies clamoring to get into the digital classroom? Some parents are unnerved. Politicians are reacting.  

How to grow green energy along with endowments

What if colleges could grow their endowment by being environmentally friendly?
Posted In: university endowments, green energy
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Android now tops Apple in web traffic, too

Web traffic to Android is higher than iOS for the first time in history.
Posted In: web, android, ios, apple

Keeping student data safe from the marketing machine

More states are passing laws to protect the privacy of all sorts of student data.
Posted In: student data, data privacy, data security, News

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