Marketplace for Friday, April 20, 2012
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President Obama will be visiting colleges next week, and urging Congress to stop interest rates on student loans from doubling on July 1. The data indexing company Splunk went public yesterday -- big data is becoming big business. In France, Nicolas Sarkozy and the other presidential election candidates have a new ratings agency to deal with, which rates their plans to fix youth unemployment. And listeners respond to a commentary we ran earlier this week by Tucker Carlson, who calls for the defunding of public radio.
Posted In: student loan, college
Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.
Posted In: gold, silver, currency
The governor signed into law this week that gold and silver coinage is legal tender in the state of Utah. But how does it work?