Marketplace for Monday June 23, 2014
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The White House hosts a Summit on Working Families today, to draw attention to the fact that the US actually has a pretty poor record on paid family leave. It's an important issue in an election year. But to ensure public attention, the summit comes with its own celebrity guest- Mad Men's Christina Hendricks. She will probably get the attention, but there are some real issues here. Plus, Henry Paulson, the prominent Republican and former Treasury Secretary, says global warming will be a bigger crisis of its kind than the financial crisis, and it's time to adopt a carbon tax. Economist Paul Krugman says sure, but politically that's not going to happen. Do you support "second-best" solutions? We look at the higher cost of second-best solutions.
Posted In: maternity leave, News
The White House Summit will stress the U.S.'s poor record on paid family leave.
Posted In: data, remote control
A poll asked folks how they pronounce tech words and the results are fascinating.
Posted In: carbon tax, Henry Paulson
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says we need a carbon tax to prevent a global-warming catastrophe. But if Congress won't act?
Posted In: Banks, debit cards
How does a man with a six-figure income have no bank account?
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