Marketplace for 8/13/13

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The Department of Justice has blocked the American-U.S. Airways merger on anti-trust grounds. Why now? Speaking of setbacks, a cap on out-of-pocket costs that's part of the health care law has been delayed. Are Americans making more of an effort to make timely payments on their credit cards? The credit card delinquency rate is on the decline. Plus, the latest in our Conversations From the Corner Office series -- the CEO of Duke Energy discusses energy diversification. Also, stories on American exceptionalism and luxury housing for college students.  

The country club-ization of college living

With classes starting soon, college students are heading back to campus. But you might not recognize where they are living. In fact, you might be jealous.
Posted In: college, luxury, dorms

Is Washington getting tougher on bad bank behavior?

Big banks are in the cross hairs of the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission, as authorities push for tougher punishment for misbehavior.
Posted In: JPMorgan Chase, Banks

Late payments on credit cards near historic lows

Credit card delinquencies fall to their lowest level in nearly 20 years. One reason: people are paying their credit card bills before other bills.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Another Obamacare delay: Out-of-pocket limits pushed to 2015

A key consumer protection of the Affordable Care Act that limits out-of-pocket expenses that a consumer might have to pay for their own health care has been pushed back until 2015.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare

Why is the Department of Justice trying to block the American-US Airways merger from takeoff?

The Justice Department's anti-trust division and several attorneys general filed a federal lawsuit challenging the merger of American Airlines and US Airways.
Posted In: US Airways, American Airlines, mergers, Department of Justice

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good: Embracing energy diversity is key

Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good on the future of the energy industry.
Posted In: Duke Energy, energy, fracking

On the waning of American exceptionalism

A new book explores 'American exceptionalism' in a historical context.
Posted In: america

Ackman out at JCPenney, Icahn investing in Apple?

It's been a busy day for some activist investors.
Posted In: Carl Icahn, Bill Ackman

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Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Second Chance (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Brain Freeze
Sackcloth Fashion
Black Balloons
Local Natives
Harps
The Sea and Cake
Feelin Allright [Explicit]
Suff Daddy

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