Marketplace for Friday, May 3, 2013
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What do you do if you're a lobbyist and want to create a message for an audience of one? Get creative, apparently. We look at the unexpected ways interest groups have gotten the eye of the White House. In housing news, big investors have been snapping up foreclosed homes and turning them into rentals. But, now some of those investors are hoping to capitalize on their bottom feeding – and share the spoils with the general public – by going public.
Posted In: Google Glass, augmented reality, ray kurzweil
Futurist Ray Kurzweil pushes for far-out technological advances to become reality. Now at Google, he says search has much further to go. In 20 years, our brains will be indexed and online.
Posted In: NRA, National Rifle Association, guns
As the NRA hosts its annual meeting in Houston, a look at its charitable programs for shooting sports. Fundraisers for "Friends of the NRA" have seen record crowds.
Posted In: white house, lobbying, special interests, marketing
There is no shortage of interest groups trying to catch the attention of the president and White House advisers, but it can be a tough slog. A look at the unexpected ways lobbyists go about pitching the president.
Posted In: housing market, subprime, foreclosure
Big investors have been snapping up foreclosed homes and turning them into rentals. Now some of those investors are hoping to capitalize on their distressed buys -- and share the spoils with the general public -- by going public.