Marketplace for Thursday, April 11, 2013
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McDonald’s says wants to be faster and friendlier after a report called them otherwise. We ask a few customers how fast they want their fast food. Also in food, gluten-free diets are all the rage and it's becoming a booming industry. Then, from the Wealth and Poverty desk, we wonder if social security benefits should be targeted toward the poor. Should the well-off benefit?
Posted In: Silicon Valley, Mark Zuckerberg, Immigration
After embarrassing misstatements during the launch of a Mark Zuckerberg nonprofit, hear why blunders like this can happen in Silicon Valley, the capital of social media.
Posted In: Jobs, ban the box
More cities and states consider laws that would "ban the box" that job applicants check if they've been convicted of a crime.
Posted In: Social Security, Medicare, seniors, budget
Current recipients have different reactions. Some scholars say basing the amount of payments on need could make the program less popular.
Posted In: guns, Newtown, Congress, Taxes
While Congress struggles with gun legislation in the wake of Newtown, states and municipalities are taking the lead, many with tax proposals
Posted In: diet, Health
Gluten-free diets are picking up steam, but they're not alone. We pin six more common lifestyle and diet changes.