Marketplace for Monday, June 17, 2013
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American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust legroom in the economy section. How much is an inch worth, to both parties? How much more money with American Airlines make from the move? And will passengers be more willing to pay for upgraded seats? Also, how the NSA surveillance story may be a harbinger about the future of the internet.
Posted In: nsa, data, online security
Computer scientist Jaron Lanier has a market solution for the NSA's wiretapping needs -- and it involves taking out the agency's checkbook.
Posted In: film, France
French win concession in Transatlantic trade negotiations.
Posted In: drugs, patents, prescription
Makers of patented drugs sometimes pay generic drug makers not to copy their drugs when they go off patent, allowing them to keep charging high prices. The U.S. Supreme Court says the FTC can challenge such deals.
Posted In: H-1B visas, Jobs
Tech companies bemoan H-1B no-shows and interview imposters.
Posted In: China, college grads, college graduate
The scale of China's higher education system has developed so fast, the country fails to produce graduates who have the right skills for companies operating in China.
Posted In: New York City, bloomberg, composting, compost
Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants New York residents to set aside food scraps in a separate bin. Similar programs are already in place in San Francisco and Seattle.
Posted In: Airlines, American Airlines, legroom
American Airlines plans to make coach seats thinner and adjust the amount of legroom in some seats.
Posted In: Vladimir Putin, Super Bowl
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Russian President Vladimir Putin have differing stories about what happened to Kraft's Super Bowl ring.