Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, April 26, 2013

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As businesses re-open in the area of the Boston Marathon bombings, some are likely to file insurance claims to make up for lost sales. But if the bombings are officially labeled a terrorist act by the Treasury Department, many businesses could be out of luck. Japan has given the green light to Boeing's Dreamliner. The plane has been grounded all over the world since January due to battery malfunctions. And when we use the phrase "tax expenditure" what are we really saying?

Why many businesses skip 'terrorism insurance'

Four in ten businesses choose to skip extra insurance for acts of terrorism, why?
Posted In: insurance, terrorism, boston marathon, boston

PODCAST: What's GDP growth got to do with it? And, Google stock tips

U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary? And can you get stock tips from Google search?

What Google search can tell you about the stock market

New research has found a link between Google search terms and the stock market. In other words, check out what people are searching for and then buy or sell.
Posted In: stock market, Google

Why do we need GDP to grow anyway?

U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
Posted In: GDP, American dream

Boeing's Dreamliner will soon be back in the air

Japan has given the green light to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner. Japans two biggest airlines, Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines, may resume flying the aircraft, which has been grounded since January.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner, Dreamliner 787, Japan, Airlines

Putting a dollar value on that tree in your yard

Yes, it's Arbor Day again. Don't hug a tree, plant one. Or, calculate the value of what a tree is doing for the environment.
Posted In: trees, Environment, arbor day

Social media is no soap box for the poor: Study

A new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet and American Life Project shows that social media and the Internet are not helping much to get poorer people engaged in civic life.
Posted In: pew, intenet, social media, politics, Wealth and Poverty

What is the most stressful state?

When you think of stress centers around the country, New York City or Washington D.C. may come to mind. But according to a new poll from Gallup, the people of West Virginia, Rhode Island and Kentucky are the most stressed.
Posted In: states, Gallup, stress

What's inside that brand new Samsung phone?

The iPhone is like the Golden Gate Bridge: It hogs attention, but the Bay Bridge to and from Oakland gets used more often. So what's the Bay Bridge in this analogy? The Samsung Galaxy.
Posted In: samsung, iPhone, smartphone, mobile

What's a 'tax expenditure'? We decode a controversial budget term

Tax breaks like the home mortgage deduction confer financial benefits, and some argue they're part of the government safety net.
Posted In: Taxes, deductions, safety net

The Internet is coming to your car, watch, and dishwater, but can our systems handle it?

The Internet is powered by vast banks of computers which chew up energy. That's a big cost for the people who run these servers -- and the earth, depending on how all the electricity is generated.
Posted In: Internet, sustainability, efficiency

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