Marketplace for Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed a plan that would downsize domestic spending, reform the tax code and change Medicare significantly. According to the Associated Press, job seekers are now getting asked for their Facebook username and passwords during the interview process. Real books and bookstores are becoming a thing of the past -- are authors the next to go? And reporter Mitchell Hartman spends some time with blue collar workers and talks to them about their views on the economy.
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Congressional Republicans unveiled their 2013 budget today. It's more draconian than the president's. Will it become the fiscal blueprint for GOP lawmakers' election campaigns?
Posted In: robot, Kiva Systems, Amazon
The giant online retailer buys robot-maker Kiva Systems for $775 million. The automatons will bring products to workers in Amazon's massive distribution centers.
Posted In: Jobs, job applications, Facebook, social media
The Associated Press has found that some applicants have been asked to hand over their Facebook passwords and login information during interviews.