Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday May 28, 2014

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A U.S. Chamber of Commerce delegation heads to Cuba this week to examine their current economic state. We look at the building pressure on the Obama Administration to ease the economic restrictions on Cuba. Plus, we take a look at attempts to pin down the ingredients for Hummus once and for all…by companies who don’t make good hummus. And then, we discuss high speed trading. We talk to Donald Bollerman, head of operations at IEX, about high speed trading and efforts to level the playing field. Then, we talk to David about the new Marketplace Learning Curve education initiative.  

PODCAST: Is it smart for employers to dump workers onto the ACA exchanges?

A look at the markets, ACA stipends and a new Marketplace series about the intersection of tech & education.

Employers must treat ACA stipends as taxable income

If companies stop offering health insurance they must treat the stipends as taxable income…or else face fines of more than $30,000 a year per worker.
Posted In: ACA, healthcare, health insurance

When is hummus really hummus?

Sabra wants the FDA to decide what is and is not hummus.
Posted In: hummus, Sabra

Everybody's talking about Cuba

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is weighing relaxed regulations on a trip this week.
Posted In: cuba, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

New trade venue is in talks to become a full-fledged financial exchange

The firm is in talks to raise money to become a new financial exchange.
Posted In: IEX, high speed trading, exchange

The Learning Curve story

How the digital revolution is transforming learning and the business of the classroom.
Posted In: News, Learning Curve

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Days to Come
Fleetwood Mac
The Cosmic Game
Thievery Corporation
Dub You Can Feel Dub
King Tubby