Marketplace for Thursday, January 24, 2013

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President Obama made nominations for the heads of the SEC and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today -- how will this affect consumers? Now that Defense Secretary Leon Panetta wants to end the ban of women in combat, we compare women in combat to women on the corporate ladder. Queena Kim reports on how mobile devices have led to the death of personal computer. San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick could be the latest sports star using trademarks to score big bucks. Chris Nassetta, the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, talks about solving youth unemployment worldwide. And on the Street of Eternal Happiness, Rob Schmitz reports on China’s 30-somethings and the 'sandwich generation.'

Obama taps former prosecutor as Wall Street cop

Mary Jo White battled mobsters and terrorists as U.S. Attorney. Now, she’ll face hedge fund titans and high-speed traders to revive the SEC.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Richard Cordray, Mary Jo White, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission

Hilton CEO digs deep into foreign markets at Davos

Some of the attendees at Davos are there doing big business. And Hilton CEO Chris Nassetta has a free place to stay.
Posted In: World Economic Forum, Hilton, hotels

Training women for corporate combat

The business world isn't all that different from the military. You need to be on the front lines to get ahead.
Posted In: women

'Tebowing,' 'Linsanity'...and now 'Kaepernicking'

The 49er QB looks to trademark the name of his signature move, but is it worth it?
Posted In: Sports, Colin Kaepernick, NFL, Super Bowl, trademark

Giving credit to the government for the bailout

Alan Blinder, an economist and former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve, discusses why he thinks the government doesn't get enough credit for saving the U.S. economy from a much worse fate.
Posted In: bailout, financial bailout, TARP, stimulus, Federal Reserve

Market for desktops on decline

Smartphones and tablets are changing the equation for desktop computers. And an entire industry is feeling the pain.
Posted In: tablets, mobile, smartphones, PCs

The Street of Eternal Happiness: China's sandwich generation

A look at China's 'sandwich generation,' Chinese people in their 30s who carry the burden of caring for both their children and their parents. Being stuck in the middle is intensified for China's 30-somethings because they're typically only children and because of the historical arc of China's economy, they have almost nothing in common with their parents.
Posted In: sandwich generation, China

D.C.'s economy expects hit from defense cutbacks

Three big employers dependent on defense spending, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamic all expect cuts to their contracting services.
Posted In: defense contractors, defense

Jack Lew turned down a different nomination

The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper recounts an anecdote where Lew was once asked to serve as the treasurer at his local synagogue.
Posted In: jack lew

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Covered In Grace
French Wives
Miike Snow
Wide Eyes
Local Natives
Quicc Beat [Explicit]
Suff Daddy
David Byrne & St. Vincent
Hot Cakes
El Ten Eleven

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