Marketplace for Monday, April 1, 2013
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The sequester officially "kicked in" one month ago, today. At the time, dire media warnings made it sound like we were going to hit an economic brick wall, but that hasn't happened. Why haven't the doomsday predictions come true? Also, April 1 is the deadline for most colleges and universities to let applicants know whether they've been accepted for admission. The tuition check is coming due. On top of that, there'a whole host of other costs that applicants have to pay nowadays.
Posted In: sequester, sequestration
One month to the day after the sequester supposedly kicked in, the housing market and stock market are driving an economic recovery.
Posted In: illegal immigrants, Immigration, prevailing wage
Key business and labor groups have agreed to a temporary worker plan that may result in political compromise. The deal hinges on paying a "prevailing wage."
Posted In: austerity, welfare, welfare offices, welfare reform
The U.K. revealed the biggest overhaul to its welfare system in a generation. One major cut will be to crackdown on people who live in large houses but collect welfare payments.
Posted In: Education, college, college finances, college admissions
April 1 is the deadline for most colleges and universities to let applicants know whether they've been accepted -- or not. Already, families have spent thousands on the process.
The sequester and other coming government cuts have led the federal government to sell naming rights to monuments and national parks.
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