Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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Greece's money problems just won't die. An intern's death prompts calls for a cultural change in London's financial district. You can cut your power bill by conserving energy, but unlike your phone or cable bill, you typically can't save by choosing a different plan. Now that's changing as power companies steal from the mobile phone playbook.
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Posted In: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Internet, social media
Facebook's new connectivity mission dovetails nicely with Facebook’s primary business motivation, pursuing growth.
Getting to know the sickest patients. Colleges give largest grants to wealthiest students. And high-tech trading goes glitchy.
Posted In: electricity, power, utilities
Power companies are starting to steal from the mobile phone playbook, offering free nights and weekends or pre-paid plans. This can save you money, or it can blow you away with higher bills.
Posted In: higher education, Education, Tuition, college tuition
More federal grants are going to low-income students, but colleges are giving more institutional aid to students who are better off.
Posted In: intern, Bank of America, London
21-year-old Moritz Erhardt, an intern for Bank of America in London, collapsed and died this week after reportedly working extremely long hours to impress his bosses.
Posted In: electronics, Hewlett-Packard
The legacy Silicon Valley company reports quarterly results as it tries to transform itself to fit the new tech landscape.