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Marketplace for Monday, November 18, 2013
Nov 18, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, November 18, 2013

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The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 16,000 today. The record-high means something to the trading and investing community, but how important is that mark to the rest of us? Also, Walmart has signaled that the ACA requirement that most Americans either carry insurance or pay a penalty could hurt sales. Plus, a Senate committee is trying to understand Bitcoin today. Will the rest of us have to understand the idea of a virtual currency some day? Right now Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.

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The air up there

Nov 7, 2013
Air rights, and zoning rules, are what gives cities like New York their skylines. And air rights are worth big money these days.

Walmart's Obamacare news: The latest corporate excuse?

Nov 18, 2013
Walmart has signaled that the ACA requirement that most Americans either carry insurance or pay a penalty could hurt sales.

Bitcoin's latest challenge: Congress getting it

Nov 18, 2013
Right now, Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.

Food drive at Walmart: For Walmart employees

Nov 18, 2013
A Walmart in Canton, Ohio, is hosting a food drive for its own employees.

Dow 16,000. WTF?!?!?!

Nov 18, 2013
The record-high Dow performance means something to the trading and investing community, but to you and me?

Medicare's failure to track doctors wastes billions on brand-name drugs

Nov 18, 2013
Medicare is wasting hundreds of millions of dollars a year by failing to rein in doctors who routinely give patients pricey name-brand drugs when cheaper generic alternatives are available.

Erik Prince: Blackwater founder on the 'business of war'

Nov 18, 2013
Founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Erik Prince says "I'm done keeping quiet" about the War on Terror.

The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 16,000 today. The record-high means something to the trading and investing community, but how important is that mark to the rest of us? Also, Walmart has signaled that the ACA requirement that most Americans either carry insurance or pay a penalty could hurt sales. Plus, a Senate committee is trying to understand Bitcoin today. Will the rest of us have to understand the idea of a virtual currency some day? Right now Bitcoin functions mainly among early Bitcoin adopters – who have pushed the currency’s value to a record level.

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