Marketplace for Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Behold the new Era of Good feelings on Capitol Hill? Well, maybe not quite. The latest on the state of play, as well as an assessment of whether the government has finally managed to get out of its own way and create the certainty that markets, investors and business leaders say they need. Also: The College Board's AP tests have become a highly successful product line -- more students are taking the tests, which don’t come cheap. Finally, New York may be the first state to ban microbeads used as scouring devices in facial creams and toothpastes, catching up to studies showing the beads are entering the aquatic food chain because they’re too small to be filtered out by water treatment systems. Some companies have pledged to switch to natural materials.
Posted In: Kraft, American cheese, cheese, Food
And your grilled cheese sandwich will never be the same
Posted In: freelance, temp work
As more and more Americans work freelance jobs, a new industry emerges to meet their needs
Posted In: AP tests, college board, college admissions, high school
The percentage of high school graduates who have taken AP tests have doubled.
Posted In: penny, U.S. mint
Marketplace Datebook for February 12, 2014
Posted In: China, tesla
In China, foreign automakers typically markup the prices of their luxury vehicles by more than 100 percent, just because they can. Tesla has a different strategy.