Marketplace for Thursday, August 29, 2013
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Fast food workers across the country are striking and walking off the job today. Workers are demanding $15 an hour, up from $7.25, which is the current federal minimum wage. We look at why the Obama administration is working with debit cards on the roll out of the federal health care overhaul. And the weather in India can impact your pocketbook. A poor onion crop in that country has sent onion prices skyrocketing there -- and the ripple effect of the onion shortage is being felt across the globe.
Posted In: prepaid cards, Obamacare
The government will require insurers to accept prepaid debit cards as payment for insurance under Obamacare.
Posted In: sign spinning, human billboards, advertising
In the past, sign spinners, or “human directionals” in marketing jargon, often pointed their signs toward used car lots or new housing developments. But as the cost of renting a billboard has doubled, sign spinning is attracting more interest from businesses big and small.
Posted In: New Orleans, levee, Oil
The levee board for the New Orleans region sued oil companies over their damage to delta wetlands that are a protective buffer against storm surges.