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Marketplace for Friday, January 31, 2014

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Amazon  is wrestling with the cost of its Prime program. The membership club brings in lots of loyal customers, but also costs it lost of money. Plus, more than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step. They want to protect their interests as the EPA regulates coal-plant emissions and then, they expect, moves on to other fossil fuels. Finally: Who has not returned to home ownership?  If housing is a key economic driver Rents are high, and with wages flat, equity growth is a way to make money.  How does the trend affect the economy,

You Hate My Job: Football referee (plus, a ref quiz!)

In the latest in a series about jobs people have that other people hate, an NFL referee explains why death threats are often part of the job.
Posted In: Sports, football, officiating, we really do hate your job

Amazon Prime: an expensive cash cow

Amazon is wrestling with its Prime program. The membership club brings in lots of loyal customers, but also costs it lots of money.
Posted In: Amazon Prime

Businesses close ranks against Obama energy policies

More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: fossil fuels

Weekly Wrap: Derivative fight!

Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to bid farewell to Ben Bernanke, analyze Argentina, and argue about calculus
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

When will the Superb owl start?

What time is the Super Bowl? (The question is asked more frequently than you'd think).
Posted In: SEO, Super Bowl, Superbowl

Where will young people live when they're old and gray?

Home ownership hits its lowest level since 1995. Home equity has in the past served as a retirement savings plan for many Americans
Posted In: homeownership, Housing

Global currency traders may be fixing the '4 p.m. Fix'

Currency traders are suspected of using a little known number called the "4 p.m. Fix" to manipulate one of the world's largest markets.
Posted In: 4 p.m. fix, LIBOR, libor scandal, Financial scandals

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