Marketplace for Monday August 25, 2014

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Miley Cyrus
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Burger King is looking to merge with Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons. It’s the latest chapter in Burger King’s patterned history. It’s gone in and out of private hands over the last few years and has a famously young leadership team. We look at what Burger King stands to gain from Tim Hortons' heft in the breakfast market. Plus, the American Academy of Pediatrics has become the latest group to declare that most middle and high school classes start too early for teenagers. The AAP says classes should begin no earlier than 8:30 am because adolescents are naturally wired to fall asleep after 11 pm and wake up later than most school start times allow for. But few school districts are likely to follow through, because everything from their bus schedules to extracurricular activities is dependent on the current schedule. Also, Miley Cyrus pointed to a longstanding problem when she had a young homeless person go on stage in her place at the VMAs. Lots of young people come to Los Angeles hoping to make it in the entertainment business and then get shipwrecked. She’s chosen My Friend’s Place, which works with young homeless people, as her beneficiary. 
Burger King

Forget the Whopper. How about doughnuts and coffee?

What Burger King stands to gain from Tim Hortons.
Posted In: Burger King, breakfast, Canada

High school will keep starting too early. Here's why.

Too little sleep is a health hazard, but school boards aren't changing.
Posted In: sleep, teenagers, high school
Miley Cyrus

What happens when Miley Cyrus blesses your cause

My Friend's Place raised a lot of money in one day, but experts say "don't get used to it."
Posted In: homeless, mtv, Miley Cyrus, nonprofits

What it's like to Doodle for Google

Google Doodles have been around since 1998, and the operation has grown.
Posted In: google doodle, Google, art, black history

The story of John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder

Sperling was an intellectual, a socialist, and eventually a billionaire.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, higher education

Want to learn cybersecurity? Head to Def Con.

You won't learn how to break into systems at most universities - the skills many companies want.
Posted In: hacking, cybersecurity, computer science

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