Marketplace for Tuesday, January 28, 2014
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Why did President Obama choose $10.10 as the new minimum wage for federal contractors? And, wait, which federal workers are paid minimum wage? We look at the federal government in the context of the low-wage movement, outsourcing custodial, kitchen and other work to contractors who pay low wages. Plus, the Chicago Tribune will no longer drop Sunday advertising supplements on 5 million doorsteps. Turns out, they're haven't been generating much revenue for years. Finally, we revisit the question: "What can the NSA learn from Angry Birds?" Spoiler: More than we knew.
Posted In: newspapers, advertising, Chicago
The Chicago Tribune decides to give unsubscribers' doorsteps a break.
Posted In: rural America, Michigan, school closings
When rural families leave to search for better jobs, schools scramble to make cuts -- and may even shut down.
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