Marketplace for Thursday, January 23, 2014

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Does the government live paycheck to paycheck? Actually, it's worse -- payday loan to loan. Next, a monetary flow of another, more reliable sort: The fundraising race for the 2016 presidential election kicked off in earnest today when the largest liberal super PAC – Priorities USA Action – announced that it has already  begun raising money for a presidential run by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She hasn’t even declared yet! Finally, Detroit wants immigrants to help turnaround their faltering economy.  Other cities have used attracting immigrants as a growth strategy: Has it worked?

Ukrainian economy goes from bad to worse

BBC's Ukraine correspondent David Stern says the violence in Kiev ebbs and flows, but the economy continues to stagnate
Posted In: ukraine

Actually, not much has changed about American economic mobility

A new study finds economic mobility for Americans hasn't changed much in the last 20 years.

Flaunting their riches is not for the "stealthy wealthy"

Some rich folks keep their wealth to themselves - for a number of reasons.
Posted In: wealth

Does the U.S. government live paycheck to paycheck?

More like payday loan to payday loan.
Posted In: X-date, U.S. Treasury

Rural Americans have fewer - and costlier - healthcare options

Under the ACA, folks in rural towns seem to have the fewest healthcare choices. And they cost more to boot.
Posted In: rural America, Affordable Care Act, Alabama

Michigan wants 50,000 skilled immigrants to save Detroit

But employment-based visas aren't divvied up geographically.
Posted In: Tech, Detroit

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