Marketplace for Tuesday, December 17, 2013
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Some are worried the Fed will announce that it’s going to stop -- or at least slow -- its stimulative bond-buying program. Others are worried the buying will continue. But it’s not solely inflation they’re worried about. Next, tech companies are taking ownership – and therefore control – of everything from the cloud to so-called dark fibers. Finally, GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to push its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps to push doctors to push their drugs. But just what is this “sales rep” and what is her or his role?
Posted In: Health, pharmaceuticals, prescription drugs
GlaxoSmithKline says it will stop paying doctors to prescribe its drugs and will stop rewarding its sales reps for higher sales. The company has tested the approach in the U.S., judging salesmen on their medical and business knowledge, instead of how many drugs they sell.
Posted In: Germany, Unemployment, EU
Youth unemployment sits at almost 24 percent across the EU. But in Germany, it's less than 8 percent.
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota, employment
Elsie Ejismekwu is happy to have two driving jobs in the North Dakota oil fields as she starts her life over.
Posted In: coal, energy
Strip mines in the Powder Ridge Basin of Wyoming and Montana are isolated and out of sight. Their efforts to expand exports of coal to Asia are making them more visible.