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.
Posted In: college admissions, George Washington University, SAT, college rankings
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: Nobel Prize, forecasting
Economist Lawrence Klein predicted that the U.S. economy would roar back after World War II.
Posted In: family, birth order
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: original content, Yahoo, New York Times, Google
Yahoo just hired David Pogue from the New York Times and appears once again to be taking the plunge into original content.