Marketplace for Monday, June 3, 2013
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Advertisers are starting to toe the line. They're putting up ads with swear words, FCC rules be ... you get the idea. Why are those four-letter words worth the price? In Moore, Okla., we take a look at how recovery works differently depending on your income. Plus, Apple is set to start a music streaming service. What's the future for the Spotifys of the world?
Posted In: health care, big data, data mining
For two days, nearly 2,000 data geeks, entrepreneurs, federal bureaucrats and medical folks will descend on Washington, D.C., hoping to help solve the nation’s health care crisis through algorithms and spreadsheets.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke
No hints about when interest rates are gonna go up, or what the Fed's gonna do about unemployment. Just a little wisdom for the graduates.
Posted In: music streaming, apple, spotify
Apple sells a lot of music through iTunes. Now it looks set to launch its own music-streaming service. Can it turn a profit where Pandora and Spotify have faltered?
Posted In: hotels, room service, Travel
New York’s biggest hotel is scrapping room service in August, cutting 55 jobs. What will its elimination mean for a hotel that charges $300 a night? An explanation on the economics of room service.
Posted In: Wal-Mart, produce, groceries
The mass retailer and its employees have a lot to learn about handling stuff that has to look good in the display case and has a short life, if it wants to succeed with fresh produce.
Posted In: wealth gap, poverty, Education
While much attention has been given to the achievement of students, little attention has been given to the disproportion in educational opportunities between wealthy and poor children.
Posted In: London, Tube, Transportation, sponsorship, marketing
In the U.S., corporations pay big money to put their names on sports stadiums and other venues. Now there's a proposal to rename stops on the London subway. The idea is to raise money for the subway system and reduce fares.
Posted In: Travel, Travel luggage, airplane travel
Paying for your airplane bags in bulk?