Marketplace for Monday, January 27, 2014

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Tomorrow, the President will announce that several major corporations have signed a pledge not to discriminate against the unemployed in hiring decisions.  There are practical and psychological reasons that may work against the long- term unemployed: So what are the counter-arguments for hiring them? Plus, on news of New York teachers coming out against the Common Core, we take a look at the controversial curriculum standards, and what happens next. Finally, lots of tech startups aspire to get bought out by a larger company. If you dream of a bid by Google, what must you offer? Hint: A genius-founder never hurts.
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The NSA loves Angry Birds

The NSA stoops to new depths
Posted In: nsa, national security agency, angry birds
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If adults use their phones more than teens, then who's "addicted"?

One teen says "Look at the data." Not on your phone.
Posted In: Youth Radio, cell phones, teenagers
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Unrest overseas ripples into U.S. economy

The currency markets overseas economies took a tumble on Friday. Here's why the United States should keep an eye out -- but not worry too much.
Posted In: currency
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Is grad school "professional suicide"?

Consultant Karen Kelsky says a change in school funding is leaving many grad students buried under a pile of insurmountable debt.
Posted In: Graduate school
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Who's Gideon?

And why does he leave Bibles in my hotel rooms?
Posted In: hotels, Christianity, Bibles
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Why do luxury hotels charge for Wi-Fi, but cheap hotels don't?

Why do you pay more to get... less?
Posted In: hotels, listener questions, wifi
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Why would you hire the long-term unemployed? Why not?

We expect the President to ask companies to pledge to hire the unemployed. But some hiring managers see a potential risk in hiring someone who's been out of work for a long time.
Posted In: unemployement, long-term unemployed, State of the Union
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Google's start-up turn-ons: Intelligence, pushing limits and changing the world

If a start-up hopes to get Google's attention, there are a few essentials. First, be brilliant.
Posted In: Google, acquisitions, internet of things, ai, artificial intelligence
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Trouble for the Common Core

New York teachers have come out swinging against the Common Core. What's next for the controversial curriculum standards?
Posted In: Education, common core

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