Marketplace for Wednesday, December 4, 2013

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Now that regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule, conventional wisdom has shifted from "it will be so weak as to be useless" to "it will be tougher than expected." But what is the rule? Also, the credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back. We look at what’s behind the return of easy automotive credit, and whether we’re again on the slippery slope of subprime lending. Finally, Newsweek is to be revived, in print.
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Fast food workers call for a minimum wage hike

President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage. Good idea?
Posted In: minimum wage, Barack Obama
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Aluminum: A paradox in an element

Aluminum or aluminium? Either way, it's useful.
Posted In: aluminum
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In which U.S. holiday shopping is mellow

You think holiday shoppers in the U.S. are crazy? You ain't seen nothing.
Posted In: holiday, shopping
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States crack down on deceptive charity fundraising

Most charities use in-house staff to raise their money. But some rely on for-profit telemarketing to get it done. A new investigation reveals the deception and corruption behind this billion dollar industry.
Posted In: Charity, fraud
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Are too-easy car loans the next subprime disaster?

The credit rating agency Experian says Americans are taking out bigger car loans and are taking longer to pay them back.
Posted In: subprime, car loans, mortgage
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Newsweek is dead. Long live Newsweek.

Newsweek is to be revived, in print.
Posted In: media, newspapers, magazines, newsweek, print, digital media
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Tell me again: What's the Volcker Rule?

Regulators are close to deciding on the Volcker Rule to limit banks' speculative trading.
Posted In: Banks, Goldman Sachs, proprietary trading, Volcker Rule
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How a little Asian bug is crushing the U.S. OJ business

Citrus greening is putting the squeeze on orange juice farmers, producers and futures traders. It's driving up OJ prices and making big changes to the business.
Posted In: Agriculture, Florida, citrus, oranges, crops

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