Marketplace for Thursday, October 31, 2013

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The FAA has allowed airline passengers to use some mobile devices during takeoff and landing. But they still want you to shut off your tablet during the all-important safety message before takeoff. The Select USA conference is taking place in Washington. The goal is to convince investors from across the world that the U.S. is an attractive place to invest. A report out today shows more people are quitting their jobs. Is this more confidence in the job market? Or about healthcare mobility?

Have corporate and government leaders lost accountability?

It's easy to say "sorry" after a big corporate or government mistake.
Posted In: financial crisis, Wall Street, Obamacare

The part of Silicon Valley that can't happen online

Techies may be trying to move our entire lives online, but when it comes to doing business, they're strictly old school.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, VCs

What scares the folks over on Wall Street?

As if Wall Street wasn't scary enough.
Posted In: Halloween, Wall Street, Final Note

Disappearing jobs: Letterpress operator (video)

In our Disappearing Jobs series, we take a trip through a letterpress company.
Posted In: disappearing jobs

We are the great and powerful USA. Ignore the dysfunction behind the curtain

A conference in Washington kicks off to convince investors from across the world that the U.S. is an attractive place to invest.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

The economy is getting better? I quit!

A report out today shows more people are quitting their jobs.
Posted In: economic recovery, Obamacare

Ding! You are now free to use your tablets during takeoff

The FAA is allowing airline passengers to use some mobile devices during takeoff and landing. NOT cellphones.
Posted In: Airlines, tablets, e-books, gate-to-gate

One city, many changes: A reporter's return trip to Zigong

In 1996, Marketplace China correspondent Rob Schmitz moved to rural Sichuan Province for two years to teach English as a Peace Corps Volunteer. He says the city of Zigong has changed a lot since then.
Posted In: China, Peace Corps

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Father And Son
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