Marketplace for Tuesday, April 30, 2013
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Siri is now up against some stiff competition. Google’s personal assistant, Google Now, has gone live on the iPhone, and we got the participants in this showdown to talk a little trash. In the world of states and money, state tax receipts are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. So what are states spending that money on? Also, catch the next installment of our series on "raiteros" and the underground labor market in Chicago.
Posted In: state budgets, Ohio
State tax receipts have rebounded and are set to exceed the pre-recession peaks. After severe budget cutbacks, states are spending the new money on...what?
Posted In: health care reform, health insurance
The new health care law requires individuals to carry health insurance beginning next year, or pay a small fine. Behavioral economists say even a little punishment may go a long way to get people to sign up.
Posted In: undocumented, Chicago, temporary staffing
Major American brands and some of the country's largest temp staffing companies profit from undocumented workers while keeping them at arm's length.