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Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, December 30, 2011

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States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.

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The economic horizon for 2012

What can we expect from the housing, jobs, and European markets in the year ahead?
Posted In: 2012, business, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: Verizon's new $2 charge, predictions for 2012

States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling. The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year. And now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.
Posted In: Verizon, 2012

Verizon announces new fee for some customers

A new fee will be hitting some Verizon users paying monthly bills with a credit card. That decision has already caused a bit of consumer backlash.
Posted In: Verizon, consumer, wireless

Mid-day Extra: Should we re-invent the calendar?

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University say that our currently yearly calendar makes things complicated for businesses.
Posted In: calendar, 2012

All eyes on China and Europe in 2012

In the New Year, financial experts will keep a close watch on both the eurozone and China, and their impact on the global economy.
Posted In: China's Economy, Eurozone, China, 2012

Why Verizon's introduced a new $2 fee

The new $2 fee could end up hurting those customers the most who can least afford it.
Posted In: Verizon

States needing cash look to online gambling

States could expand lotteries and start new games like online poker thanks to a new ruling that allows Internet gambling.
Posted In: gambling, online

Iraq's oil industry after U.S. withdrawal

Now that U.S. troops have pulled out Iraq, turns out direct benefit for American oil companies never materialized.
Posted In: Oil, Iraq

Colleges may see a drop in applications

After years of record numbers, spurred in part by colleges' own marketing, applications may fall as families consider the cost of tuition. Some colleges are even hoping for a drop.
Posted In: college

New Year's Eve a priceless marketing tool for NYC

The Times Square celebration brings in a worldwide audience and millions of tourist dollars to NYC every year.
Posted In: New Year's eve, New York City, tourism, Travel

What low inflation means for the economy

Low interest rates and low inflation will help play into policy decisions, such as the future of the Federal Reserve.
Posted In: inflation, interest rates, Federal Reserve

Verizon adds $2 charge to some online payments

Verizon is introducing a new fee in January. Anytime a customer pays their bill over the phone or online with their credit card, they'll have to come up with an additional $2.
Posted In: Verizon, cell phone

China announces plans for space program

China has unveiled plans for space exploration over the next five years. The country says it'll launch space laboratories, manned spaceships, and an eventual goal of building a space station and putting a man on the moon.
Posted In: China's Economy, China, space program

Iowa caucuses could be impacted by weather

Poor weather on election day can mean fewer voters at the polls, and bigger expenses for the candidates.
Posted In: weather, Iowa, politics, 2012 election

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