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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

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Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead. After the JOBS Act loosened some restrictions on how start-ups can advertise to investors, a new industry is popping up -- corporate matchmakers. And the buzz surrounding Janet Yellen, who may head the Fed.

As debt ceiling approaches, it's income that fluctuates

The U.S. cannot pinpoint just when it will hit its debt limit, and while a giant unexpected expense could cause a problem, it's revenues that make the deadline tough to figure out.
Posted In: debt ceiling, debt limit

PODCAST: We chat with a MacArthur genius grant winner

Prices are out for Obama's health exchanges. So how much will it cost you? A chat with one of today's MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners. And why cant the government pinpoint just when it will hit its debt limit?

The Chamber of Commerce gets into...cyber security?

The second annual Cyber Security Summit kicks off today -- and big business is invited to the party.
Posted In: Tech, cybersecurity, Target, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Cyber Security Summit

Winner of MacArthur 'genius grant': 'We have a very passive health care system in America'

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, was named one of the prestigious MacArthur Foundation 'genius grant' winners today. He organized a system in Camden, the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, that tracks down the poorest patients who need care.
Posted In: health care, Health, MacArthur Fellow, genius grant, camden, Wealth and Poverty

Care to comment on the change to online comments?

Google says it is making tweaks to the commenting system on YouTube.
Posted In: Tech, online comments, YouTube, Google, PopSci

Sticker prices for health insurance exchanges out today

Starting next week, federally run exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act will officially roll out in 36 states. And we now have our first detailed look at the prices.
Posted In: Health, health insurance, health exchanges, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Next Fed chair could be Janet Yellen. So what's she like?

The current vice chairwoman of the Fed could become what is arguably the most powerful financial policy job in the world.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen, Fed chair

Alibaba goes after U.S. IPO after ditching Hong Kong option

Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba is reportedly pulling out of a Hong Kong initial public offering, and plans to go public in the U.S. instead.
Posted In: Economy, business, alibaba, Lu Zhaoxi, Jack Ma, IPO, hong kong

'Fifty Shades' of… wine?

Wine -- brought to you by the makers of erotic literary sensation 'Fifty Shades of Grey.'
Posted In: fifty shades of grey, wine, Books, literature, erotica

Medical apps face new FDA regulation

There are nearly 100,000 medical apps available on mobile devices.
Posted In: FitBit, FitBit flex, healthcare, apps

Hey, big spender: Small companies start advertising for investors

The JOBS Act has loosened rules to let private companies and hedge funds solicit investment. How are they going about it?
Posted In: JOBS Act, SEC, investors, angel investors, start-ups, fundraising, crowdsourcing

FAA eases its rules on using electronic devices on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration is relaxing the rules on electronic device use during takeoff and landing.
Posted In: Tech, cell phones, mobile, electronics, FAA, airplane, airports

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Give You Up (feat. KLP) [Blende Remix]
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