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Marketplace for 7/18/2013 - Detroit's bankruptcy

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Detroit files for bankruptcy. J.P. Morgan Chase is reportedly in negotiations with federal regulators over charges the bank manipulated energy markets in California and around the country. The energy market -- and the federal enforcement actions -- are things that would have looked very different before the Enron scandal a decade ago. Also, Dell shareholders are deciding whether to approve a buyout involving the company's founder -- most of these deals go through, but will this one? Finally, a conversation with Ryan Schreiber, founder of Pitchfork, about the music industry in the digital age.

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Posted In: Detroit

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The debut novel from Brooklyn-based author Gabriel Roth delves into the world of the data and the tech boom.
Posted In: Gabriel Roth, big data, dot com boom

Detroit bankruptcy: A long time coming?

Detroit has filed for Chapter 9 bankruptcy protection, making it the largest city in U.S. history to do so.
Posted In: Detroit, Kevin Orr, Michigan, Rust Belt, midwest

Pitchfork CEO: Reviewing music in a digital age

Pitchfork, considered one of the most influential music sources in the industry, has found success where other music publications have faltered.
Posted In: Music, music industry

Britain wants to be hub for Sharia banking

Britain's government is trying to make the country a major world hub for financial transactions that conform to Islamic principles. Islamic banking and finance are a fast growing area.
Posted In: Islam, finance, United Kingdom (U.K.)

Camouflage costs lead to military dispute

Budget-cutters see savings in standardizing the combat uniform of the various branches, sparking grumbles among rank in file
Posted In: military waste, miltary

How Enron changed regulation

J.P. Morgan Chase is reportedly in negotiations with federal regulators over charges the bank manipulated energy markets in California and around the country. This would have looked very different before the Enron scandal a decade ago.
Posted In: Enron, energy manipulation, JP Morgan Chase

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Ignition (Remix)
R. Kelly
Losing You
Solange
Cannonball
The Breeders
Paper Planes
M.I.A.
Sugarcube
Yo La Tengo