Marketplace for Thursday, August 22, 2013

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The tech-heavy trading on the Nasdaq stock exchange was halted by technical glitch. That means investors were unable to exchange the shares of more than 3,000 U.S. companies including Google, Apple and Microsoft. Its the latest problem in a series of mistakes and errors for the U.S. securities trading business. President Obama spoke about college affordability and what his administration is planning to do to lower costs for an education -- but what does a college degree actually cost? 

Starbucks coffee isn't as strong as you think

Coffee snobs might want to take their french press and find another article to read.
Posted In: coffee, folgers, starbucks

National parks take out the trash (cans)

Parks are increasingly translating 'Leave No Trace' into 'Leave No Trash Can.'
Posted In: trash, national parks

My first job: Hauling hay

Rancher Ken Lenox looks back at his first paid job on the farm.
Posted In: My First Job

Worries that U.K. is rebooting the housing bubble

The British government is offering incentives to homebuyers but critics argue that the economy is recovering and they are not a good use of taxpayers' money.
Posted In: Housing, Britain

NASDAQ takes an unforced lunch break

NASDAQ, the second-biggest stock exchange in the country, halted trading for about three hours due to a technical glitch.
Posted In: NASDAQ

UPS health care cuts: What Obamacare will look like?

UPS’s decision to cut health benefits for spouses of some employees is the latest move by employers to reduce health care costs.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, UPS

The true cost of college and reasons for it

The Obama administration wants to restrain high tuition by tying federal aid to a college’s performance.
Posted In: college, education costs, college tuition

Nasdaq trading glitches ... and squirrels

There are fat finger trades, there are flash crashes and there are squirrels.
Posted In: NASDAQ

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Changes Are No Good (Album Version)
The Stills
Misunderstood
Carolyn Wonderland
21st Century Planet Smashers
Disrupt
Babylon of the Occident (Instrumental)
The Shanghai Restoration Project
Drank In My Cup [Explicit]
Kirko Bangz