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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Aug 21, 2013

Marketplace for Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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Four billion people in the world lack Internet access. Facebook and a group of tech giants have launched an initiative to sign more of them up for Internet access. The project -- and goal -- is philanthropic, yes. But could more Internet users mean more Facebook accounts? The White House is facing pressure to pay its unpaid interns, to allow more students from lower-income backgrounds to apply. But who are White House interns anway? 

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The mindset of incoming college freshman, born in '95

Aug 21, 2013
Incoming college freshmen were born in 1995, so don't date yourself by making stale pop culture references.

Facebook: The business of philanthropy

Aug 21, 2013
Four billion people in the world don't have access to the Internet -- now Facebook, and other tech giants want to change that.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during an event at Facebook headquarters on April 4, 2013 in Menlo Park, Calif.
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Goldman's multi-million dollar computer trading mistake

Aug 21, 2013
A trading error on Goldman Sach's options desk shows mistakes still happen, despite all the computers.

Hotels seek added revenue in service fees

Aug 21, 2013
Following the huge financial windfall of airline fees, hotels and resorts are now charging fees for things that used to be free.

My first job: A four-hour work day

Aug 21, 2013
A Marketplace listener tells us about the first -- and last -- day of work at her first paid job.

Uproar over unpaid internships hits White House

Aug 21, 2013
The White House is the latest employer to feel pressure over an unpaid internship program.

How do I love work? Let me count the ways ...

Aug 21, 2013
Writer Victoria Chang uses poetry to deal with the frustrations of bosses, and coworkers and workplaces.

France shrugs as the government promises jobs

Aug 21, 2013
France is emerging from recession, but struggling to reduce unemployment.

Four billion people in the world lack Internet access. Facebook and a group of tech giants have launched an initiative to sign more of them up for Internet access. The project — and goal — is philanthropic, yes. But could more Internet users mean more Facebook accounts? The White House is facing pressure to pay its unpaid interns, to allow more students from lower-income backgrounds to apply. But who are White House interns anway? 

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