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.
Posted In: grand canyon, mining, uranium
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: Moral Monday, North Carolina, religion, poverty
Supporters of social service cuts and "Moral Monday" protesters both cite the Bible to explain their views on helping the poor.
Posted In: Transportation, Oil, crude oil, train
Trains increasingly carry crude from oil fields in the middle of the U.S. to refineries on the coasts.
Posted In: NCAA, college sports, lawsuits, basketball
An ongoing lawsuit between former and current collegiate athletes and the NCAA bring to light the inherent unfairness in the amateur system.