Marketplace for Monday, October 22, 2012

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Who is the fabled "undecided voter" in this election? UCLA professor Lynn Vavreck explains. Meanwhile, some employers are actually telling their employees who to vote for -- but is that legal? Tomorrow, Facebook will reveal how they are doing on mobile advertising, an area in which a number of Internet giants are struggling. Now that Lance Armstrong has been stripped of his endorsements and Tour de France titles, we look at what else he has to lose. The website Ancestry.com was just sold for a whopping $1.6 billion. And Scott Tong reports on fracking in Ohio.

Clicking your way to a top-notch education

Millions of students are taking courses from Harvard, Stanford and MIT for free.
Posted In: online education

Ancestry.com in $1.6 billion deal, will focus on Europe

Ancestry.com has been acquired by a private equity group. The genealogy site has plans to expand services in Europe.
Posted In: ancestry, Europe

The trouble with mobile

More people than ever can go online from their phones and tablets, but advertising hasn't caught up.
Posted In: Facebook, Google, online advertising

Another look at the undecided voter

Taking a closer look at why some voters remain undecided.
Posted In: 2012 election, undecided voters

You can get fired for talking politics at work

Depending on where you live, and what kind of company you work for, your boss can tell you who they want you to vote for. And they can fire you if you don't.
Posted In: 2012 election, politics, workplace

What more can Lance Armstrong lose?

Stripped of endorsements and now his seven Tour de France titles, the cyclist could be the target of lawsuits by past sponsors.
Posted In: lance armstrong

The real energy gusher produced by Ohio fracking: Oil

The presidential campaign talks a lot about coal in Ohio, but the fossil fuel of the moment is oil. Fracking has made possible a second oil boom, more than a century after the state's first one.
Posted In: Oil, fracking, Ohio

New technology for Fed's money-counting machines

Now the Federal Reserve's money-counting machines can read bills worth $20 or less even if they're upside-down. They used to destroy bills that weren't stacked correctly.
Posted In: Federal Reserve

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