Marketplace for Tuesday, November 5, 2013

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Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts. What calculation did Google make in deciding there’s money to be made connecting users to real people via video for advice? Also, the Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting their anti-trust action against the airlines’ merger if they make concessions on slots at airports. And finally, the case of one 300-pound NFL player bullying another raises the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.

A view of income inequality from the perspective of a city

There are mayoral elections in a lot of cities across the U.S. today and one thread that's common to a lot of those city races is the issue of income inequality.
Posted In: income inequality, gentrification

My first job: A restaurant dishwasher

Author Jess Walter takes us back to his first real job in the working world. Checkered tablecloths and all.
Posted In: My First Job, Jess Walters

A robot that can beat you at rock, paper, scissors -- every time.

A robot that beats you at Rock, Paper, Scissors every time guaranteed. But there's a catch.
Posted In: Final Note, robot

Twitter book reveals drunken, lonely creation story

A new book out details the sometimes-sordid history of how the social networking company got its start.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter book, Jack Dorsey, Nick Bilton

Bankruptcy filings are plummeting

If the economy were soaring, bankruptcies might actually spike. Credit standards would loosen and people would take on more risks -- and more debt.
Posted In: bankruptcy

The most expensive airport parking? For the planes

The Department of Justice is talking with American Airlines and US Airways about possibly lifting its anti-trust action.
Posted In: US Air, American Air, mergers, Airlines

NFL locker room hazing: Just another workplace dispute?

Allegations that one NFL player bullied another raise the question of why so many workplaces of all kinds tolerate bullying and hazing in their work forces.
Posted In: NFL, Jonathan Martin, Richie Incognito, Miami Dolphins

Can you make money helping out Google Helpouts?

Google launches its new video-conferencing advice and how-to service, called Google Helpouts.
Posted In: Google Hangouts, google plus, how-to, DIY

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