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Happy days for Exxon Mobil

Oct 27, 2011
Happy days are here again, if you are the oil company Exxon Mobil. Our Marketplace Daily Pulse was quickened today after Exxon said it earned $10...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, Oil

Report: College tuition continues to rise nationally

Oct 26, 2011
College tuition bills will soon start showing up for next semester and they'll be enough to get the pulse racing. The College Board said today tu...
Posted In: college tuition, Marketplace Daily Pulse, student loan debt

Netflix shares tumble

Oct 25, 2011
Netflix stock could use some mouth-to-mouth today. The company's shares fell more than 30 percent today, the first time they have been below $100 since the summer of 2009.
Posted In: hulu plus, Marketplace Daily Pulse, netflix, qwikster, The Breakdown: Markets

Happy Holidays, FedEx!

Oct 24, 2011
The Pulse today starts with a riddle: Why would good fortune for FedEx also be good for one of its arch-competitors, the U.S. Postal Service? Fe...
Posted In: fedex, holiday shopping, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail

San Francisco tops trick-or-treat rankings

Oct 21, 2011
Zillow has released its list of the top 20 trick-or-treat destinations in the US. Top of the charts: San Francisco. The city scored highest on w...
Posted In: Halloween, Marketplace Daily Pulse, The Breakdown: Economy, zillow

Eyes on Brussels as Europe's problems simmer

Oct 21, 2011
With only days to go before a deadline to come up with a plan to settle the European sovereign debt crisis, the main players are still a long way from accord
Posted In: Eurozone

Few women make Fortune's 'hottest' list

Oct 20, 2011
"They're the hottest young stars in business across the globe," Fortune Magazine says, but only six of them are women. Of Fortune's 40 Under 40,...
Posted In: fortune, glass ceiling, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Inflation keeps climbing as food and energy prices rise

Oct 19, 2011
Core inflation may be up only slightly, but the rising price of essentials like food and fuel is hurting the economy
Posted In: CPI

DeLorean Motors aims for electrifying comeback

Oct 19, 2011
I grew up with DeLorean. Literally. Not just because I saw "Back to the Future" numerous times, but I also lived around the corner from the DeLor...
Posted In: delorean autos back to the future gullwing jobs electric green, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

What a crock: Low expectations hammer Crocs, Inc.

Oct 18, 2011
Crocs Inc., purveyors of rubbery footwear, fell off a cliff this morning. The company's stock dropped 35 percent after it told investors that it expects poor sales and falling profits because of the economic slowdown.
Posted In: Crocs, guidance, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, shares, shoes, The Breakdown: Economy

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The Pulse is a regular feature on the Marketplace Index with David Brancaccio that measures the economy with a daily alternative indicator.