Marketplace for Monday, March 26, 2012

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Today the U.S. Supreme Court opened three days or oral arguments over the fate of President Obama's health care law. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the job market is still weak despite the recent new hires. This year, movie streaming over the Internet is expected to overtake traditional home viewing of films. Behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of "reciprocity," and how businesses are profiting from it. And we kick off our new series, Robots Ate My Job, about what technology is doing to the future of jobs in America.

Why giving stuff away is good for business

Businesses sometimes give away stuff for free, but what's the pay-off? Harvard's Sendhil Mullainathan explains the concept of reciprocity.
Posted In: psychology, free

Supreme Court hears first day of health care arguments

After sitting in on the proceedings inside the Supreme Court, health care reporter Gregory Warner recaps the first day of oral arguments.
Posted In: health care reform law

Bernanke in translation: Rates will stay low

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says U.S. needs faster job growth before Fed changes monetary policy.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke

Student loan debt collectors under the microscope

Are debt collectors working for the Department of Education letting debtors know their rights? Bloomberg's John Hechinger discusses the rights of borrowers.
Posted In: student loan debt, student loans, debt collection, CFPB

For first time, movie streaming to beat viewing by DVD

But consumers forgoing discs for online distribution could be bad for the industry.
Posted In: DVD, streaming, Entertainment, film

Robots everywhere

From grocery self-checkout to your home accounting software to "Godzillas" working the assembly lines, technology is fundamentally changing the American workforce.
Posted In: robots, Jobs, technology

Drivers waste $7.5 billion of gas in traffic every year

That accounts for about 1.9 billion gallons of gas.
Posted In: gas, driving, Traffic

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Second Chance (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
Ritual Union
Little Dragon
Hot Cakes
El Ten Eleven
Optimus Maximus [Vinyl]

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