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Economists say consumers will start spending

Nov 11, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is up today. The U.S. consumer - that beaten-down, bedraggled, hopeless character - seems to be getting a shot of opt...
Posted In: consumers, Marketplace Daily Pulse, Retail
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Stephen King keeps the heat on for Maine residents

Nov 9, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today on news that times are so tough for some residents in Maine that local hero - novelist Stephen King - ...
Posted In: energy bills, Heat, Marketplace Daily Pulse, steven king
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U.S. receives less 'stuff' from Asia

Nov 8, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today on news that the number of metal containers coming off boats has dropped on the biggest shipping route ...
Posted In: import export, Marketplace Daily Pulse, shipping
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Old get richer, young get poorer

Nov 7, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is down today, minus 68 percent, in fact. That's how far wealth has dropped for younger U.S. households in the past ...
Posted In: census 2010, income, Marketplace Daily Pulse
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How many resumes to find a job? For one man, 10.

Nov 4, 2011
With the unemployment rate spending another month around 9 percent, we're looking at a number you can count on both hands: 10. That's how many ve...
Posted In: Jobs, Marketplace Daily Pulse
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The cost of waiting skyrockets

Nov 3, 2011
For the folks on the Eastern seaboard still waiting for utility crews to fix their power lines after the recent freak snow storm -- and for each...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse
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Brides to run no more at Filene's Basement

Nov 2, 2011
There's news today that there will be no more "Running Of The Brides" and it has the Marketplace Daily Pulse running on borrowed air today. The ...
Posted In: Retail, wedding
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Fictional war is big business

Nov 1, 2011
In these austere times, when the Pentagon has to deal with new constraints on its budget, there's signs that the private sector is not cutting ba...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, video games
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Kids targeted by sugary drink ads

Oct 31, 2011
A new study out from Yale's Rudd Center shows that children and teens are more exposed to ads for high-calorie soda drinks than ever before. The...
Posted In: advertising, food and drink, Marketplace Daily Pulse, sugary drinks
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A new Saab story?

Oct 28, 2011
There's a lot of talk about China investing in Europe these day. Now it looks like the road ahead for Swedish car manufacturer Saab might just be...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

This issue has been going on for some time, actually. Anyone in the restaurant business feels this pain. More than a year ago the price for our...

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Attack of the shrimp (prices)

 If you’re a shrimp lover you may be wondering why you’re paying more for your favorite shrimp cocktail or Pad Thai. It’s actually a bacterial...

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Real estate flippers are back!

I'm glad to see others have commented about the thoughtless reference to a pit bull. The Maryland legislature recently passed and Governor O...

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When the coal layoffs trickle down

My great grandfather started in the coal mines of Southwestern Virginia in 1936 during a time when logging companies such as W.M. Ritter were...