Marketplace for Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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By all accounts, about 50,000 people have made it through the federal exchanges. So, what does it mean? We keep hearing 500,000 as a magic number that the Obama administration was counting on. Next, typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country with bad roads, bridges and buildings, where the population has tripled in 50 years. Finally, Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. What are the economics of the First Lady?

How to "Win" at the stock market in no time at all

Sam Weiner and Daniel Kibblesmith give their tips for playing (and winning at) the stock market.
Posted In: stock market, comedy

The tears, jeers and dollars behind the Atlanta Braves' big move

The Atlanta Braves push for a small stadium in the suburbs. But why?
Posted In: Sports, stadiums, gentrification

Final Note: Robbie Bobbies for sale

In which Marketplace finds a reason to bring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford to attention.
Posted In: toronto, bobbleheads

The First Lady economy

Michelle Obama has a new pet project: Getting kids into college. But will her involvement help or hurt the initiative?
Posted In: Michelle Obama, childhood, obesity

How much is an apology worth?

It seems like people have been talking themselves hoarse with apologies lately -- a lot of them for the flawed roll-out of Obamacare.
Posted In: apologies, Obamacare

Life in the Philippines and the cycle of disaster

Typhoons beat on the Philippines regularly, destroying roads, bridges and buildings in an already poor country.
Posted In: philippines, typhoon, Yolanda, Haiyan

Obamacare: Down for the count?

By all accounts, about 50,000 people have made it through the federal exchanges.
Posted In: Obamacare, ACA

Nation's electricity grid gets a test

The aging grid's main protection against attack is that it's too sprawling and complicated to all go down at once.
Posted In: power, electricity, infrastructure

Don't have a credit history? Utility bills could soon help

Congress is considering a bill, the Credit Access and Inclusion Act, that would make it easier for nontraditional borrowers to build a credit history.
Posted In: credit access

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Fievre
Oddisee
Passion Fruit
Belle And Sebastian
Hate It Or Love It (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. 50 Cent] [Explicit]
The Game
Paper Planes
M.I.A.
It's [Explicit]
Dujeous