Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 15, 2013

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While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple's stock has taken a significant dive. But Allan Sloan, senior editor at large at Fortune Magazine, says that has more to do with investment managers on Wall Street than with what's going on in Cupertino. The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a currency war. And you can refinance your mortgage, but what about your student loan?

PODCAST: Savings speak, Under Armour chic

Why Carnival Cruise passengers may have a tough time suing the company, a makeover for Under Armour, and does the language you speak affect your savings?

Under Armour gets a makeover for women

The company that was founded by a former football player and is known for its hard-core, performance sportswear is testing a new branding strategy geared towards women.
Posted In: branding, women, fashion, clothing, Retail

U.S. production falls, Chevy Silverado stalls

The Federal Reserve said this morning that production at U.S. factories declined last month after two months of gains. Industrial production fell by 0.4 percent.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Auto, chevrolet

Look past the headlines: Horse meat is cheaper, healthier

A major scandal in Europe over horsemeat is having an unexpected consequence in Britain: A surge in sales of horseburgers.
Posted In: horse, Food, food safety, england

Does the language you speak affect how much you save?

An economics professor at Yale has found the way a speaker uses the future tense can affect their likelihood of saving.
Posted In: retirement savings, Economics, behavioral economics

DIY broadband in northern England

Residents in a town in Northern England who couldn’t get high-speed Internet decided to put in their own.
Posted In: Internet, broadband, england, utilities

'Currency wars' on the agenda at the G20

The Group of 20 major world economies are meeting in Moscow today, and the biggest item on the agenda is global monetary policy with some countries complaining about a 'currency war.'
Posted In: G20, Global Currency War, dollar, yen

Refinancing my mortgage is easy: How about my student loans?

Campus Progress wants students to be able to take advantage of low interest rates available for mortgages and car loans.
Posted In: student loans, refinancing, Education, higher education

Why the Tesla-New York Times dispute doesn't matter for electric cars

The battle between Elon Musk of Tesla and the New York Times in the wake of a bad review for a test drive of the company’s car continues. But what is the real takeaway from the flap?
Posted In: electric cars, tesla, New York Times, Auto

Worst cruise ever: Can I sue?

Probably not, say lawyers, unless you've suffered physical injury. As a gesture of goodwill, Carnival is offerering a full refund, a voucher for a future trip, and $500.
Posted In: cruise ships, cruise, lawsuit, customer service

Apple stock slide: Much ado about Wall Street

While the Dow has been inching toward a record high, Apple's stock has taken a significant dive.
Posted In: apple, stock market, Tech

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