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Marketplace for Thursday April 24, 2014
Apr 24, 2014

Marketplace for Thursday April 24, 2014

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The FDA proposed new rules on e-cigarettes, extending its reach to a fast-growing industry which has so far had no oversight. Among the new regulations comes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors, but not on internet advertising. So what's next for the industry that's already lobbying hard to soften the most restrictive/ costly regulations.  The FCC aill also be proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. Where are we in the process of addressing this problem and how will the money likely shift as a result of the proposals? Plus, as Northwestern University football players wait to vote for or against a union tomorrow, the pending vote and other factors are already forcing the NCAA and big-time football colleges to rethink the way they treat scholarship athletes whose performance brings them billions in revenue.

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What has changed one year after Rana Plaza

Apr 24, 2014
Improving factories has been slow for Bangladeshis and their international trading partners.

Don't buy beer or cigarettes for strangers

Apr 24, 2014
The kid you're trying to "help out" may be an underage decoy.

Pie on the brain

Apr 24, 2014
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30 years ago, the Air Jordan brought celebrity to sneakers

Apr 24, 2014
Air Jordans started a sneaker collecting culture.

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

Apr 24, 2014
The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.

Using data to treat the sickest and most expensive patients

Apr 24, 2014
"Super-utilizers" are one of the most pressing healthcare policy questions. And there is a striking lack of research.

The threat of a football union has the NCAA talking

Apr 24, 2014
The NCAA and big-time football colleges have been rethinking the way they treat athletes.

Bidding adieu to Ladies' Home Journal

Apr 24, 2014
...via an earnings call in which the entire editorial staff was fired.

The FDA proposed new rules on e-cigarettes, extending its reach to a fast-growing industry which has so far had no oversight. Among the new regulations comes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors, but not on internet advertising. So what’s next for the industry that’s already lobbying hard to soften the most restrictive/ costly regulations.  The FCC aill also be proposing new rules on Internet traffic that would allow broadband providers to charge companies a premium for access to their fastest lanes. Where are we in the process of addressing this problem and how will the money likely shift as a result of the proposals? Plus, as Northwestern University football players wait to vote for or against a union tomorrow, the pending vote and other factors are already forcing the NCAA and big-time football colleges to rethink the way they treat scholarship athletes whose performance brings them billions in revenue.