Marketplace for Friday, July 24, 2009
Posted In: Economy, Health, Jobs
As the recession puts more pressure on household incomes, more nurses who had stopped working are re-entering the job market and reducing the nursing shortage. Still, demand for nurses is expected to remain high. Cathy Duchamp reports.
Online retailer Amazon caused a stir when it remotely deleted unauthorized copies of George Orwell's "1984" and "Animal Farm" from Kindle readers. The company said it wouldn't take such action again, but commentator Farhad Manjoo doesn't expect it to keep that promise.
The heads of the four big financial regulators offered their input on President Obama's plan to overhaul oversight of the financial system. What lawmakers saw was a good, old-fashioned power struggle. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Education
President Obama is creating a $4 billion grant program for schools, but only if they accept certain reforms. States may be disqualified from receiving money, unless they agree to use test score data to set teacher pay. Mitchell Hartman reports.