Marketplace for Wednesday, December 11, 2013
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If Congress manages to pass the newly-reached bipartisan budget deal, it will mark something of a change. At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy. One analyst calls such a turn of events "hard to believe." On the other side of the Atlantic, Denmark – yes, Denmark – is staking its claim to the sea surrounding the North Pole, raising tensions among the countries with a stake in the opening of Arctic seas to oil exploration. And finally, Samsung can put a kill switch in its phones, but carriers won’t let customers activate it.
Posted In: cell phones, kill switch
The 'kill switch' is an anti-theft technology designed for cell phones. But not everyone is on board. Now the Attorney General of New York wants to know why.
Posted In: bowling, print, magazines
The magazine is going strong, even though it's subject isn't what it once was in this country.
Posted In: Health, ACA, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurers
Many small insurers expected a bonanza of new customers when Healthcare.gov began on Oct. 1, but the website's problems made the first weeks very quiet for them.
Posted In: budget deal, Paul Ryan, Patty Murray
At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy.
Posted In: philanthropy
Philanthropists say they can take risks that government just can't -- which helps them tackle the root causes of big problems.