Marketplace for Tuesday, October 22, 2013

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A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown. Also, the George Washington University has basically been fibbing about its admissions policy, saying it is "need blind," when in fact, students are admitted based, in part, on their ability to pay. Finally, Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content. But Yahoo has trodden this route several times before, and struggled before.

Six months after factory collapse in Bangladesh

Many people in Bangladesh want to see a change to building code and safety regulations
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing sourcing, globalization

Some colleges waitlist students who can't afford tuition

George Washington University is changing how it describes its admissions policy - and admitting it does wait-list some students in part because of inability to pay tuition.
Posted In: college admissions, George Washington University, SAT, college rankings

Lawrence Klein, 93, pioneer of economic forecasting

Economist Lawrence Klein predicted that the U.S. economy would roar back after World War II.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, forecasting

How free lunches pay off for schools

Roughly half of public school children today qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, and that number drives billions of dollars in other benefits for schools. But critics say the program is prone to error and fraud.
Posted In: school lunches, education funding

Eldest children are smarter, more successful: Study

A new study claims that eldest children are the smartest and highest achieving in families because parents are able to spend the most time with them.
Posted In: family, birth order

Yahoo, David Pogue, and the fight to make original content pay

Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content.
Posted In: original content, Yahoo, New York Times, Google

Better late than never: Government jobs report

A lackluster jobs report has many economists worried about a slowing economy, especially since the partial government shutdown.
Posted In: jobs report, government shutdown 2013, unemployment rate

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