Marketplace for June 14, 2011

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Marketplace for June 14, 2011

Miracle-Gro in your pot

Fertilizer producer Scotts eyes the huge, legal marijuana market.
Posted In: Agriculture

Freakonomics: How much influence does a parent have on a child's education?

A look into the overall influence parents might have on their kids' collegiate futures.
Posted In: Education

Tracking drug smugglers on interstate highways

The U.S. gives millions to local officers to enforce specific stretches of interstate roads.
Posted In: Crime

Dodd-Frank law tough to implement

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposes to delay rules governing the $600 trillion swaps market. Why is it so hard to put financial reform into action?
Posted In: Wall Street

American Express gets into prepaid cards

AmEx launches a prepaid money card with very few fees that could spark a trend.
Posted In: Credit Cards

Big U.S. banks told to boost cash holdings

New rules level the playing field between big and small banks. National banks are griping, but will they really have less money to lend?
Posted In: Banks

Organized labor fighting for domestic worker rights

AFL-CIO and other labor groups want workplace protections for nannies and housekeepers, even though U.S. law prevents those workers from joining unions.
Posted In: Crime

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Let the Music (Instrumental)
Ay, doctor
Sackcloth Fashion
Cruel Summer

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