Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 22, 2013
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An election this weekend in Italy could return a familiar figure to power: Silvio Berlusconi. The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions. Boeing representatives are meeting with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration today to hash out when the grounded 787 Dreamliners can get back in the air. Every day the planes are on the ground is a costly day for Boeing.
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Posted In: italy, Berlusconi, Europe debt crisis
Italian media magnate and former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is seeking re-election at the polls this weekend. But will the country take him back or stick with their austerity agenda?
How long would it take to watch every single film nominated for this year's Oscars, the hassle of hosting the Olympics, and a goldfish that might scare the house cat.
Posted In: gas, gas prices, consumer behavior, Retail
The average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is up to $3.78, according to AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
Posted In: online gambling, gambling, Nevada, Tech
Online gambling is poised to go interstate, thanks to a fast-tracked bill in Nevada that Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed in to law on Thursday.
Posted In: family, Tech, family tech, parenting
How do you spend time with family without electronics getting in the way?
Posted In: Cellphones, hacking, white house, Petition
Should it be illegal to cut the tie between your cellphone and your phone company? An online petition says cellphone unlocking should get a second look.
Posted In: Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports
The U.S. Olympic Committee has invited 35 mayors to bid for the 2024 Olympics, but the cost of just applying is more than most cities want to spend.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment
The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: Oscars, movies, academy awards
WSJ's Jason Bellini sets out to calculate how long it would take someone to actually see every film nominated for an Oscar this year -- and how much would it cost?