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Happy bday #OWS: protest is one month old today

Oct 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street from David Sauvage on Vimeo. The Occupy Wall Street protests celebrate their one-month anniversary today, with the news that ...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Occupy Wall Street, The Breakdown: Economy

Barbie goes global: Mattel income up on worldwide sales

Oct 14, 2011
There are thousands of happy children around the world today, and one happy toy company. Southern California based Mattel Inc. reported that wor...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail, toys

Tan tax tanks. Feds fail to collect on salons

Oct 13, 2011
One of the most widely-reported parts of "Obamacare" was the 10 percent tax on tanning salons that was added to the bill. The tax was intended to...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Taxes, The Breakdown: Economy

Harrisburg implodes -- what other municipalities are in danger?

Oct 12, 2011
When I was a lad I decorated my room with a poster of a nuclear mushroom cloud, with "Harrisburg is Everywhere" written in big letters across the...
Posted In: bankruptcy, debt, harrisburg, Marketplace Daily Pulse, municipality, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Dollar store sells for big bucks

Oct 11, 2011
Discount and dollar stores have become so popular with shoppers that big-time investors -- who would have turned up their noses a few years ago -...
Posted In: dollar store, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Scoop! Ben & Jerry's supports Occupy Wall Street

Oct 10, 2011
Ben and Jerry's lent its impeccable liberal credentials to the Occupy Wall Street protests today. Or its cows did, at least. The ice cream compan...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Occupy Wall Street, The Breakdown: Economy

How China's growth could help us

Oct 7, 2011
If the jobs news today didn't inspire you, consider reading the latest report from the Boston Consulting Group....
Posted In: China, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Top banana -- Jobs bio hits No. 1 on Amazon

Oct 6, 2011
How much did people love Steve Jobs? Enough to push his biography to the top of the Amazon bestseller list -- even though the book hasn't even b...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, steve jobs, The Breakdown: Economy

Hiring up for the holidays

Oct 5, 2011
The department store Kohl's is hiring 40,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. That's up five percent from last year. Macy's, JC Penney and Meij...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy

Casino cheating rises

Oct 4, 2011
We know people are gambling more in this down economy - but cheating more too? The *Las Vegas Sun *quotes security officials at gaming firms sayi...
Posted In: gambling, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, 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.