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Marketplace for Thursday August 28, 2014

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Twitter ad school
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ISIS is believed to get revenue from selling oil on the black market from fields it’s captured. We look at the black market for oil and how it works. Plus, advertising on Twitter is such an impenetrable mystery that Twitter is giving away free classes to teach vendors how to promote their stuff via its platform. The program is called #flightschool. We explain how it works and what it’s gonna teach. Also, two new studies indicate that immigrants to the U.S. weathered the recent housing slump better than native-born Americans and are also rapidly closing the gap on home ownership rates. We look at why immigrants are doing so well and what it means.

Co-working gains steam, so is the business behind it

We explore whether this new office business model is here to stay.
Posted In: coworking, Sharing, telecommuting, office
Sphinx Cat

Who let the cats out? Russia did.

Russia is lending cats out to people taking out mortgages because of Russian lore.
Posted In: Russia, Mortgages, cats

Immigrants closing gap on homeownership

Immigrants fared better on homeownership than the native-born in the recession.
Posted In: immigrants, home ownership, housing crisis
Twitter ad school

Twitter offers free classes for would-be advertisers

We explain how the program called #flightschool will work and what you can learn.
Posted In: Twitter, advertisements, advertising
ISIS

What can ISIS do with oil wells it captures?

The extremist group ISIS finances itself in part by selling oil on the black market
Posted In: Iraq, black market, revenue, crude oil

An auction where you can buy a $1 million oil lease

Oil companies spend millions for the right to drill in the Gulf of Mexico.
Posted In: offshore drilling, BP, big oil
Ralph Taylor

VA hospitals turn to private doctors for help

Partnerships between one VA facility and private doctors are paying off for vets.
Posted In: veterans affairs, health care, doctors

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I Need a Dollar
Aloe Blacc
Trav'lin' All Alone (Nickodemus & Zeb Remix)
Billie Holiday
Melting Pot