Marketplace for Tuesday, September 24, 2013
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Iran's foreign minister and Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet at the U.N. General Assembly. The U.S. has imposed sanctions on the country for decades, and confiscated payments to the country for years. How much money is out there? And can Iran ever get it back? Also, Facebook unveiled a payment service that it hopes will encourage buyers to purchase things without having to enter long, complicated account information. There is a business strategy behind "frictionless payments." And finally, a housing report out today indicates that real estate continues to recover. So why are the banks laying off mortgage professionals?
Posted In: meeting, office, workplace, workplace culture
Oh, the dreaded office meeting. We have about four billion a year here in the U.S., but are they worth it?
Posted In: FAA, airplane mode
An FAA advisory committee is considering allowing passengers to use their phone or laptop during take-off and landing, as long as it's on airplane mode.
The debt limit was enacted as part of the Second Liberty Bond Act.