Marketplace for Thursday, April 25, 2013

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Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But there's also a business in creating plausible deniability by having layers of subcontractors. Also, has easy money contributed to America’s gun culture? We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase. In the world of healthcare, California has more uninsured people than other states have residents. In October, the state has to have its health insurance exchange up and running. Getting everyone informed on that? A job for marketers.

California bets big on marketing to spread the health care gospel

Millions of Californians will be eligible for healthcare under the new law, and lots of them know nothing about it.
Posted In: health care, health exchange, california

Why Mexico is key to American prosperity

Despite problems with immigration and drug cartels, Mexico is growing a middle class and stable economy. One that benefits the United States.
Posted In: Mexico

Does cutting taxes really shrink government?

Calvin Coolidge learned the hard way that cutting taxes doesn't necessarily shrink the size of government.
Posted In: Taxes

The business strategy in plausible deniability

Every workplace tragedy in the developing world elicits promises from U.S. companies to improve oversight of labor conditions. But these companies also create plausible deniability of workplace ills by having layers of subcontractors.
Posted In: Bangladesh

Does the gun you want cost too much? There's a loan for that

Not everyone has the cash upfront to buy a new gun. We look at the world of financing a firearm purchase.
Posted In: gun sales, loans, guns

A former agent reflects on the NFL draft

ESPN's Andrew Brandt reflects on the draft and why players should have an agent at their side.
Posted In: NFL

What makes you happy when your call is put on hold?

An industry is devoted to occupying your time while you're on hold, waiting for customer service. But the best on-hold experience? Not being put on hold.
Posted In: waiting

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Get Lucky (Radio Edit) [Clean]
Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers
Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
Enough (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Champions
Dan The Automator

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