Marketplace for Thursday April 24, 2014

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The FDA proposed new rules on e-cigarettes, extending its reach to a fast-growing industry which has so far had no oversight. Among the new regulations comes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors, but not on internet advertising. So what's next for the industry that's already lobbying hard to soften the most restrictive/ costly regulations.  The FCC aill also be proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. Where are we in the process of addressing this problem and how will the money likely shift as a result of the proposals? Plus, as Northwestern University football players wait to vote for or against a union tomorrow, the pending vote and other factors are already forcing the NCAA and big-time football colleges to rethink the way they treat scholarship athletes whose performance brings them billions in revenue.
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Bidding adieu to Ladies' Home Journal

...via an earnings call in which the entire editorial staff was fired.
Posted In: magazines, Ladies' Home Journal
Nike official NCAA size footballs

The threat of a football union has the NCAA talking

The NCAA and big-time football colleges have been rethinking the way they treat athletes.
Posted In: NCAA, college football, non-union workers
Patient Hector Riviera in Camden, New Jersey.

Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients

"Super-utilizers" are one of the most pressing healthcare policy questions. And there is a striking lack of research.
Posted In: health care, data, research

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

30 years ago, the Air Jordan brought celebrity to sneakers

Air Jordans started a sneaker collecting culture.
Posted In: Air Jordans, sneakers
Cream pie after the game-winning hit in the ninth inning

Pie on the brain

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Posted In: pie, arbor day

Don't buy beer or cigarettes for strangers

The kid you're trying to "help out" may be an underage decoy.
Posted In: Youth Radio, alcohol, police
Rana Plaza building collapse

What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.
Posted In: Bangladesh, Rana Plaza, garment factory

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