Mar 14, 2013

Marketplace for Thursday, March 14, 2013

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After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., the head of the National Rifle Association, called on Congress "to put armed police officers in every school." But many schools already have "good guys with guns." They're called…

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Save $861 on your MRI scan with a Groupon

Mar 14, 2013
The Groupon deal is worth $900, but you'll get it for $39.

This loan costs 5% of your salary... for the next decade

Mar 14, 2013
Young go-getters can get funding to pursue their dream careers through a startup called Pave. The catch? Prospects agree to fork over about five percent of their income for the following 10 years.

Many Americans still think moms shouldn't work

Mar 14, 2013
Working moms want to work more -- at least in part because they need to in this economy. At the same time, the number of Americans who think moms shouldn’t work full-time (or at all) is still surprisingly high. The…

Google Reader fail: Internet outraged (again)

Mar 14, 2013
The Google Reader is going away. Why? Because it was losing users, didn’t make money and what’s good for some of us isn’t necessarily good for Google. That’s the way of the tech world.

Men with guns in schools: Resource officers

Mar 14, 2013
One popular response to the school massacre in Connecticut was a call to put armed guards in all schools. Thousands of schools already have them.

Don't have a visa to work here? I have some office space to rent you in the ocean

Mar 14, 2013
A new tech venture wants to reel entrepreneurs in as close to Silicon Valley as possible without the need for a visa. The lure is a crusie ship 12 nautical miles off the shore of Half Moon Bay, Calif.

Is 'too big to fail' a permanent state?

Mar 14, 2013
Five years after the financial crisis and banks are still "too big to fail."

Detroit's emergency manager brings hope, fear

Mar 14, 2013
Bankruptcy lawyer Kevyn Orr was installed today as Detroit's emergency financial manager. It's a move that's not without controversy, and maybe a little hope, as well.

After the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn., the head of the National Rifle Association, called on Congress “to put armed police officers in every school.” But many schools already have “good guys with guns.” They’re called School Resources Officers. Also, in the immigration debate we often focus on low-skilled workers, but there is a whole other group of scientists and other highly skilled professionals that we want to hire too. A couple of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs have an idea to house them just far enough off shore that they aren’t technically living in the U.S. Kai Ryssdal talks to Max Marty, the CEO of Blueseed, the company at the helm of this venture.

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