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,
Posted In: Sports, football, officiating, we really do hate your job
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: fossil fuels
More than 70 business groups have formed a coalition to confront the Obama administration’s energy regulation process at every step
Posted In: homeownership, Housing
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: 4 p.m. fix, LIBOR, libor scandal, Financial scandals
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.