Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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President Obama called for stronger gun control laws last night in his State of the Union address -- and one of the big ideas being talked about is closing what's called the "gun show loophole." But is it really about gun shows and is it really a loophole? Leaders in Europe react to Obama's call for new EU-US trade talks. This week, Netflix announced its teaming up with Dreamworks to create its first original cartoon series for kids.
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Obama's plans for education from pre-school to college. Will an increase in minimum wage help or hurt workers? And in a twist, some former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay are becoming part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria they used to work for.
Posted In: State of the Union, Europe, import export
In last night's State of the Union address, President Obama proposed new trade talks with the EU. How are leaders in Europe reacting?
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, Obama, poverty
During his State of the Union address last night, President Obama proposed to raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour.
Posted In: pizza, labor, overtime, Small Business
In a twist, former employees who'd been duped out of overtime pay become part-owners of a Harvard Square pizzeria.
Posted In: guns, Obama, State of the Union
Most vendors at gun shows are federally licensed dealers, who are required to do background checks on buyers. It's gun collectors and private sellers that aren't federally licensed.