Marketplace for Wednesday, October 23, 2013
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President Obama promised that no one who had health insurance would have to change because of the new health care law, but hundreds-of-thousands of people who have individual policies are receiving cancellation notices from their insurers. In many cases, though, they will be offered new policies that are more comprehensive and no more expensive. Plus, as online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key. eBay has bought the same-day delivery service Shutl and Amazon tries to lock in customers with its Prime service that allows "free" shipping with an annual subscription. Finally, investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now. A new law will allow people of average means to play venture capitalist.
Posted In: school lunches, education funding, public schools
More than half of public school children now qualify for free and reduced-price meals. But getting kids to actually eat school meals can be tough.
Posted In: energy, nuclear energy, alternative energy, Britain
Britain has just approved construction of its first new nuclear power plant in 20 years.
Posted In: Amazon Prime, Target, shipping, Christmas shopping
As online retailers fight for a piece of the customer pie, the ability to deliver goods quickly and cheaply is key.
Posted In: kickstarter, crowdfunding
Investing in nascent companies has, for the most part, been the preserve of the wealthy. Until now.
Posted In: Jezebel, Big Book
Can Jezebel make the leap from web to print?