Marketplace for Thursday, October 17, 2013
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There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement, and that will mean that contractors will lose money -- again. How are they factoring in uncertainty into their operations? Meanwhile, we lost two weeks of government data -- data that helps economists study things and data that helps farmers plant stuff. Finally, Facebook is easing up on teens, giving them the ability to have their posts seen by anyone, not just friends. This catches up to rivals Twitter and Instagram, while opening teens to more advertising, at a time when Facebook appears to be losing popularity among teens.
Posted In: Small Business, hacking, banking, privacy
Unlike personal checking and savings accounts, business accounts are not protected from hackers.
A hydrologist at the U.S Geological Survey says the backup of work is not good, but he's glad to be back.
Posted In: journalism, glenn greenwald, ebay, news
The founder of eBay gets into the news business, even recruiting Glenn Greenwald, who brings with him a trove of unpublished security documents from Edward Snowden.
Posted In: uncertainty, debt, private contractors, government shutdown 2013
There’s a better than average chance that the government could shut down again in a few months if Congress can’t come to an agreement. That uncertainty is a problem for everyone from contractors to the entire US economy.