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Marketplace for 7/15/2013 – The lonely, and fabulous, Fab
Jul 15, 2013

Marketplace for 7/15/2013 – The lonely, and fabulous, Fab

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Fabrice Tourre, who dubbed himself 'Fabulous Fab' back when he was a Goldman Sachs trader, goes on trial today for alleged fraud during the financial crisis. With so much alleged wrongdoing during the financial crisis, why are relatively low-level bankers the only ones in court? Plus, Google bought Frommer's travel guides only last August, but the 83-year-old founder just took back his company. And finally, Hamburger Helper is dropping the word 'hamburger' from its title -- how do you rebrand yourself when people change they way they use your product?

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Zimmerman trial jurist already has a book deal

Jul 15, 2013
Juror B37 -- one of six women on the panel that acquitted Zimmerman Saturday -- has signed with a book agent.

Unpaid internships under fire

Jul 15, 2013
Unpaid interns are suing big companies that don't provide the valuable educational and work experiences they promised.

Fabrice Tourre is fabulous, but why is he so lonely?

Jul 15, 2013
Fabrice Tourre, who dubbed himself “Fabulous Fab” back when he was a Goldman Sachs trader, went on trial Monday for alleged fraud during the financial crisis.
Fabrice Tourre, a former Goldman Sachs mortgage trader, arrives at Federal Court for a lawsuit being brought against him by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC), on July 15, 2013 in New York City. The SEC alleges Tourre misled investors by betting against the housing market, in the midst of the 2008 recession.
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Can an 83-year-old revamp the travel book biz?

Jul 15, 2013
Google bought Frommer's travel guides only last August, but the 83-year-old founder just took back his company.

More people need second jobs, fewer can find them

Jul 15, 2013
Trying to cobble together a livelihood from more than on job is tough because of the slow jobs recovery and the rise of 'on-call' scheduling in low-wage industries.

The mystery behind China's GDP growth figures

Jul 15, 2013
China's own premier has called China's growth figures 'manmade.' Find out what's behind the economic growth numbers of the world's second largest economy.

Hamburger Helper gets a new name

Jul 15, 2013
Things have changed since Hamburger Helper premiered in the 1970s. Instead of targeting working moms, the company is shifting its marketing strategy to millennials and young men.

The global economy and your local pawn shop

Jul 15, 2013
Our nation's pawn shops can sometimes be a good measure of our economy.

Fabrice Tourre, who dubbed himself ‘Fabulous Fab’ back when he was a Goldman Sachs trader, goes on trial today for alleged fraud during the financial crisis. With so much alleged wrongdoing during the financial crisis, why are relatively low-level bankers the only ones in court? Plus, Google bought Frommer’s travel guides only last August, but the 83-year-old founder just took back his company. And finally, Hamburger Helper is dropping the word ‘hamburger’ from its title — how do you rebrand yourself when people change they way they use your product?

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