Marketplace for Monday, November 18, 2013

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 16,000 today. The record-high means something to the trading and investing community, but how important is that mark to the rest of us? Also, Walmart has signaled that the ACA requirement that most Americans either carry insurance or pay a penalty could hurt sales. Plus, a Senate committee is trying to understand Bitcoin today. Will the rest of us have to understand the idea of a virtual currency some day? Right now Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.

Erik Prince: Blackwater founder on the 'business of war'

Founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince says "I'm done keeping quiet" about the War on Terror.
Posted In: Iraq war, afghanistan, Blackwater

Medicare's failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.
Posted In: ProPublica, Medicare, prescription drugs

Dow 16,000. WTF?!?!?!

The record-high Dow performance means something to the trading and investing community, but to you and me?
Posted In: Dow Jones, DJIA, NASDAQ

Food drive at Walmart: For Walmart employees

A Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees.
Posted In: Walmart, food drive, wages

Walmart's Obamacare news: The latest corporate excuse?

Walmart has signaled that the ACA requirement that most Americans either carry insurance or pay a penalty could hurt sales.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA, profit reports

Bitcoin's latest challenge: Congress getting it

Right now, Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.
Posted In: bitcoin, currency

The air up there

Air rights, and zoning rules, are what gives cities like New York their skylines. And air rights are worth big money these days.
Posted In: New York City, air rights, real estate

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It Gets Dark
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Milky Way
Spectrals
Lying in the Reeds
Lone
Lost [Explicit]
Frank Ocean
Pacific
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