Marketplace for Thursday, March 14, 2013
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After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., the head of the National Rifle Association, called on Congress "to put armed police officers in every school." But many schools already have "good guys with guns." They're called School Resources Officers. Also, in the immigration debate we often focus on low-skilled workers, but there is a whole other group of scientists and other highly skilled professionals that we want to hire too. A couple of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have an idea to house them just far enough off shore that they aren't technically living in the U.S. Kai Ryssdal talks to Max Marty, the CEO of Blueseed, the company at the helm of this venture.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, startup, international business, Silicon Valley, Blueseed
A new tech venture wants to reel entrepreneurs in as close to Silicon Valley as possible without the need for a visa. The lure is a crusie ship 12 nautical miles off the shore of Half Moon Bay, Calif.
Posted In: mom, working moms, parenting, working
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The Pew Research Center just released its report on modern parenthood.
Posted In: loans, student loan, dreams, career, startup, Pave
Young go-getters can get funding to pursue their dream careers through a startup called Pave. The catch? Prospects agree to fork over about five percent of their income for the following 10 years.