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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.      

At Oyler School, prom is more than a party

When a high-poverty school in Cincinnati added a high school seven years ago, prom was essential.
Posted In: Oyler School, prom

Google's Ray Kurzweil on the computers that will live in our brains

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: Google Glass, augmented reality, ray kurzweil

NRA's charity trains a whole new generation of gun owners

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: NRA, National Rifle Association, guns

Surrounded by wolves in a North Dakota oil town

A young woman takes action to feel safe in an oil boomtown filled with lonely and sometimes aggressive men.
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota

How lobbyists get the attention of the White House

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: white house, lobbying, special interests, marketing

Wall Street revives foreclosed homes as rentals

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.
Posted In: housing market, subprime, foreclosure

Positivity in the April jobs report?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the economy added 165,000 jobs last month, beating analyst expectations. The unemployment rate fell to 7.5 percent, the lowest since December of 2008.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment

The story of the first email spam message

It happened 35 years ago.
Posted In: spam

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Design A Wave
Young, Wild & Free (Feat. Bruno Mars) [Explicit]
Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa
Pretty Boy (Peaking Lights Remix)
Young Galaxy