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Marketplace for Monday, February 17, 2014
Feb 17, 2014

Marketplace for Monday, February 17, 2014

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It’s cold in some places and hot in others and that does funny things to tan lines, foliage and the economy. Plus: Without regulation, the rail industry has resorted to using pricing to impact how oil and natural gas are delivered by train. And: A check-in on the fifth year of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, iPads in schools, and those sleeved NBA jerseys.

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Getting grads to build more start-ups

Feb 14, 2014
Why it could be the best decision for college grads... and America.

How well did the stimulus work?

Feb 17, 2014
Lessons on the fifth anniversary of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act

Economic indicators: weird weather edition

Feb 17, 2014
Marketplace Datebook for February 18, 2014

Winter economic slowdown? Not for Campbell's soup

Feb 17, 2014
Winter weather is mostly a drag on the economy, but a few businesses love it

iPads + schools = a business opportunity?

Feb 17, 2014
Race to the tablet: The cautionary tale of L.A. schools' iPad program

Rail companies push for newer oil tank cars to reduce accidents

Feb 17, 2014
Without mandatory regulation, the railroad industry looks to pricing as way to encourage safety.

Why is our banking system so far behind?

Feb 17, 2014
In U.S., it takes days for a bank payment to clear. In foreign countries, it happens in seconds.

The French are eating a lot more hamburgers

Feb 17, 2014
One in two sandwiches sold in France is a hamburger. Presumably with French fries.

Since when do NBA players wear sleeves?

Feb 17, 2014
Is the extra cloth just extra space for advertisers?

It’s cold in some places and hot in others and that does funny things to tan lines, foliage and the economy. Plus: Without regulation, the rail industry has resorted to using pricing to impact how oil and natural gas are delivered by train. And: A check-in on the fifth year of the Recovery and Reinvestment Act, iPads in schools, and those sleeved NBA jerseys.

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