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Marketplace for Wednesday March 19, 2014

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Qunatitative easing is on its way out, interest rates are still basically zero.  The only thing the Fed has left is words --  specifically, a thing called “Forward Guidance”. Also: News media are going to extreme lengths to cover the mystery of Flight 370 – or at least, get a slice of the audience pie. Extreme lengths – like doing stories like this one.  Finally: The U.S.’s current account deficit is at its lowest point in 14 years. 

Where Obamacare is shunned, insurance brokers step in

In states where politicians are dead set against Obamacare, private insurance agents are oh so happy to help.
Posted In: ACA, Georgia

Smith College president talks affordable education

She says her job is to "help people think past the sticker price".
Posted In: higher education, college

The only thing the Fed has left is words. And dots.

With QE on its way out, and interest rates at basically zero, the Fed has to start using its words.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen

Will tablets replace waitresses and store clerks?

Technology takes jobs from humans, whether it's elevator operators or bank tellers. Will handheld tablets change the service industry?
Posted In: tablets, Jobs

A day to be neighborly

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Posted In: Mr. Rogers

Our accounts deficit is at its lowest point in 14 years

The 'trade gap', more accurately known as the current account deficit, has dropped sharply and is expected to fall more.

Flight 370: Mystery, maybe tragedy, big news

News media are going to extreme lengths - like doing stories like this - to get a slice of the audience pie.
Posted In: flight 370, news media, cnn

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Good For Great
Matt and Kim
Cruel
St. Vincent
Still D.R.E. (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Snoop Dogg] [Explicit]
Dr. Dre
Gratisfaction
The Strokes
Come On Feel the Illinoise