Jun 14, 2011

Marketplace for June 14, 2011

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Marketplace for June 14, 2011

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Organized labor fighting for domestic worker rights

Jun 14, 2011
AFL-CIO and other labor groups want workplace protections for nannies and housekeepers, even though U.S. law prevents those workers from joining unions.

Big U.S. banks told to boost cash holdings

Jun 14, 2011
New rules level the playing field between big and small banks. National banks are griping, but will they really have less money to lend?

American Express gets into prepaid cards

Jun 14, 2011
AmEx launches a prepaid money card with very few fees that could spark a trend.

Dodd-Frank law tough to implement

Jun 14, 2011
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposes to delay rules governing the $600 trillion swaps market. Why is it so hard to put financial reform into action?

Tracking drug smugglers on interstate highways

Jun 14, 2011
The U.S. gives millions to local officers to enforce specific stretches of interstate roads.

Freakonomics: How much influence does a parent have on a child's education?

Jun 14, 2011
A look into the overall influence parents might have on their kids' collegiate futures.

Miracle-Gro in your pot

Jun 14, 2011
Fertilizer producer Scotts eyes the huge, legal marijuana market.

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