Marketplace for Thursday, September 19, 2013

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The London Whale fiasco has led to a $920 million fine for the bank JPMorgan Chase. An alphabet soup of regulators get a share, but who else takes a cut? Also, California is likely to become the first state to regulate -- and therefore recognize -- ride-sharing made possible by apps Uber and Lyft. And finally, 'tis the season for retailers to tighten generous return policies. REI no longer lets customers return products after years of use, and Bloomingdale’s is trying to halt clothing returns after just a single use. 

Open up and say ... You hate my job

One of the jobs that never gets any love: Dentistry.
Posted In: dentist, Jobs

Why don't more consumers use automatic bill pay?

When it comes to paying bills, we could all just automate and do everything online without even thinking about it. So why don’t we?
Posted In: bills

In German election, economics is anything but dismal

As Germany approaches elections this weekend, a new party -- the Alternative for Germany -- is aiming to liven up German politics.
Posted In: Germany, euro

Sports teams approach health reform cautiously

Efforts to promote the Affordable Care Act among sports fans are meeting with mixed results.
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, NFL, MLS

Your next Lyft, Uber car may be regulated by the state

California becomes the first state to regulate -- and, therefore, recognize -- ride-sharing made possible by apps Uber and Lyft.
Posted In: Lyft, Uber taxi, california

New return policy at Bloomingdale's to end 'wardrobing'

REI no longer lets customers return products after years of use, and Bloomingdale’s is trying to halt clothing returns after just a single use.
Posted In: Retail, Amazon return policy, Walmart return policy

JPMorgan's Whale expedition costs $920 million

When a bank agrees to a multi-million dollar fine, who gets the money?
Posted In: JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, SEC

A messy desk? You're just creative

The science behind a messy desk.
Posted In: workplace, workplace culture

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Let's Call It Off (Single Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Lost [Explicit]
Frank Ocean
Her Majesty's Socialist Request
RJD2
Cinco Minutos Con Vos
Elvis Costello And The Roots

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