Marketplace for Thursday, May 30, 2013
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The recession lays claim to something else: a distorted perception of what a normal benchmark should be. Case in point: Mortgage rates at 4 percent. Also, we look at internships at the start of summer. What's the benefit of taking an internship for college credit? Quite a lot, actually. Across the world, we take a another walk down the Street of Eternal Happiness.
Posted In: wheat, GMOS, genetically modified food, farming
Wheat farmers in the Pacific Northwest wait for more news on unapproved genetically engineered wheat discovered in Oregon.
Posted In: Jobs, internships
Students may want to think twice about working for free: interns who get paid are almost twice as likely as their unpaid counterparts to get a job offer when they graduate.
Posted In: recession, benchmarks, mortgage
OMG! Mortgage rates are surging to 4 percent! The financial crisis and recession distorted our perception of what a normal benchmark should be.
Posted In: China, capitalism
A box of letters traced back to the Street of Eternal Happiness reveals one family's struggle after the Mao revolution. The husband was jailed for practicing capitalism. His wife was left behind to take care of their seven children.
Posted In: media, journalism, Associated Press
The go-to manual for print media turns 60 this year.
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