Marketplace for Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Many U.S. communities had been fighting to get fertilizer plants nearby. It brings plenty of jobs to town. With the accident in Texas, are they rethinking their hopes? Bill cramming, those strange charges on your phone bill, is back and mobile. The FTC has started taking a crack at these services.
Posted In: texas, state economies
Erica Grieder, author of "Big Hot, Cheap and Right," on what the rest of the country can learn from the economic genius of Texas.
Posted In: parking, New York City
Parking can be so bad in New York City, some frustrated residents have taken to reserving spots by painting the curb. Now, they could see higher fines.
Posted In: online education, Southern New Hampshire University, online degrees
Students at Southern New Hampshire University can now receive federal financial aid for a "self-paced online program" with no traditional courses or professors. It’s all about mastering competencies. Will it work?
Posted In: fertilizer plants, texas, Illinois, Iowa
Small communities are fighting to get fertilizer factories to locate nearby. After the West, Texas, explosion, some people who live near proposed plants are reconsidering the risk.