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.

Italy election: Bombastic billionaire Berlusconi versus austerity

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?
Posted In: italy, Berlusconi, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: Cramming for the Oscars, a giant goldfish

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.

As gas prices rise, consumers take their foot off the pedal

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: gas, gas prices, consumer behavior, Retail

In Nevada, online gambling poised to go interstate

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: online gambling, gambling, Nevada, Tech

Europe faces up to the cost of austerity

Today, the European Commission said the euro zone will shrink another 0.3 percent in 2013, which is deeper and longer lasting than originally expected.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, austerity, italy, France

Turn that thing off! Setting rules for family tech use

How do you spend time with family without electronics getting in the way?
Posted In: family, Tech, family tech, parenting

Mobile phone monogamy: Should unlocking your cellphone be illegal?

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: Cellphones, hacking, white house, Petition

Forget 'going for the gold', Olympics are a hassle

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: Olympics, Olympics 2012, Sports

China considers carbon tax, will U.S. consumers foot the bill?

The official news agency in China is reporting that the government will tax carbon emissions.
Posted In: China, carbon emissions, carbon tax, Environment

Boeing to FAA: Let us fly

Boeing meets with the Federal Aviation Administration on Friday to hash out when it might get its grounded fleet of 787’s back in the air.
Posted In: Boeing, Dreamliner 787, FAA

How long would it take to see all of the Oscar nominated films?

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?
Posted In: Oscars, movies, academy awards

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