Marketplace for Monday, April 29, 2013

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Our investigation into "raiteros" in Chicago with Propublica airs, looking into the bussing of temp workers around the city. Plus, where, oh where has the helium gone? It turns out the reserve’s low prices are a culprit in the looming shortage. Prices for the stored helium undercut the production of new helium and we take a look. We also look skyward to the new WTC1 in New York City. Are the four towers going to be economically viable?

What's up, Europe? In Italy, a new government

Italians have a new government but can one man reverse the country's financial decline?
Posted In: italy, enrico letta

Going for a ride with Chicago's 'raiteros'

Underground labor brokers in Chicago exploit undocumented Latino workers who need rides to warehouse jobs in the suburbs.
Posted In: temp work, undocumented, immigrant, Chicago, raiteros

Setting up a bank in Britain gets easier

Despite the recent global banking crisis, UK regulators have decided to cut down application approval times for new banks and lower the capital requirements. An American starting a bank there says this will stimulate competition.
Posted In: bank, metro bank, United Kingdom, Britain

What's behind the helium shortage?

There have long been warnings that helium supplies are running out, but now we may know why. The answer comes down to dollars and cents.
Posted In: helium

As One World Trade Center rises, will its offices also fill up?

One World Trade in New York City will be the western hemisphere’s tallest building. But it has leased only half its space, and there are three more buildings to come.
Posted In: WTC1, world trade center, New York City

Six months after Sandy, a Jersey Shore ice cream shop gets ready to open for summer

HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced an additional $1.8 billion in recovery aid for homeowners, renters and small businesses, today. Some of those businesses have been plugging along in the meantime.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey

Respond to emails on the same day? You're probably a negative person

A study says that negative people are 36 percent more likely to respond to emails within 24 hours.
Posted In: email

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Junkie XL
Milky Way
(Don't Let Them) Cool Off (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
God Made the World
Cold Cave

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