Marketplace for Monday, October 21, 2013

Episode Description 
We're getting early reports of a potential $13 billion  JP Morgan Chase settlement, of which $4 billion would go to consumers. But how does relief come, when it finally arrives, and for folks stung by the housing crisis, might it amount to too little, too late? Also, with the health care technology issues that continue to get worse, what can the Obama administration do to improve customer experience quickly -- besides giving out a 1-800 number?  Finally, that 17th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.

Sports pundits not exactly Nate Silver when it come to World Series predictions

The blog pundittracker tracked 63 talking heads in the sports world to see who correctly picked the World Series.
Posted In: Sports, MLB, baseball, espn, World Series, Red Sox, Cardinals

Technical difficulties: 'Broken' Obamacare website won't be an easy fix

In a speech today, President Obama addressed the the problems Americans are having with the Affordable Care Act website.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health care

Square founder hopes to turn St. Louis into the Silicon Prairie

The founder of Square is starting an apprenticeship program in St. Louis for budding programmers. They'll work at 100 local companies, including Monsanto and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, St. Louis, silicon prairie, technology, start-ups

Divvying up the $13 billion JP Morgan fine

We're getting early reports of a potential $13 billion settlement over mortgage securities, of which $4 billion would go to consumers.
Posted In: Banks, fines, mortgage mess, JP Morgan Chase, Jamie Dimon

Forget the movie, the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a blockbuster painting

7th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.
Posted In: art, Vermeer

Investing in LGBT-friendly companies

Credit Suisse announces an LGBT Index, rating companies according to their pro-gay/-lesbian corporate policies.
Posted In: Investing, LGBT

Iran's new president tries to reset relations with the US

U.S. and Iran relations could be summed up in one sentence: You scratch my back, I'll scratch yours.
Posted In: Iran, Rouhani, Iran sanctions

Farming: The next big industry

A strong agricultural economy has farming attracting more young people.
Posted In: farming, youth, boom, Agriculture

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Dujeous
Pacific
GoldRoom
Babylon of the Occident
The Shanghai Restoration Project & Amos Winbush
God Made the World
Cold Cave
Departure