Marketplace for Monday, July 8, 2013

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Guess who's back? New York ex-governor Eliot Spitzer -- and he wants to be NYC's comptroller. Meanwhile, in North Carolina people are gathering at the state's capitol to protest the legislature's cuts to the poor. But these "Moral Mondays" illustrate a deep schism in Christianity. And should student-athletes be paid for their services? It's a question posed in a lawsuit against the NCAA. Plus, a deadly oil train crash in Canada is putting a spotlight on crude, how the political situation in Egypt is impacting tourism, and why it's a good time to be a Brit.

The battle over uranium mining near the Grand Canyon

As of 2012, new uranium mining claims are prohibited near the Grand Canyon. So mining companies are reopening old mines, and looking for other ways around the ban.
Posted In: grand canyon, mining, uranium

North Carolina arrests highlight religious debate on poverty

Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Posted In: Moral Monday, North Carolina, religion, poverty

Will New York voters forgive ex-governor Spitzer?

Eliot Spitzer resigned as New York governor in 2008 over a prostitution scandal. Now he wants to be New York City comptroller, with ambitions to transform the unheralded post.
Posted In: New York City, New York, politics, Eliot Spitzer

More oil on the tracks: Trains transport a ton of crude

Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train

In Egypt, political turmoil hits tourism business

Violent clashes between rival political factions, the army and police are scaring off tourists in a country where 10% of the economy is tourism-related.
Posted In: Cairo, Egypt, Tahrir Square, tourism

Cheerio! Why it's good to be British right now

With a British winner of the men's title at Wimbledon and a royal baby on the way, the mood of gloom in Britain is lifting.
Posted In: Britain, British

NCAA policy hits poor, minority neighborhoods hardest

An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports, lawsuits, basketball

Reuters ends early access to consumer data

The financial information conglomerate had previously let its highest-paying customers have the data two seconds early.
Posted In: reuters, high-frequency trading

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