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PODCAST: YouTubing for dollars? College prep for the summer

As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications rather than hanging out or working at the local pool.

YouTube will reportedly start charging around $1.99 a month for certain channels -- not for the cats on skateboards, but high quality produced content.

As getting into college becomes ever more competitive, more students are spending the summers creating fodder for college applications.

Congress is expected to consider a bill this week to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act. But some say the proposed changes are anything but fair. The bill, called the Working Families Flexibility Act, would give private employers the right to offer hourly workers paid time off instead of overtime.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio
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