Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, February 8, 2013
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The Northeast is expected to be hammered by a winter storm of 'historic' proportions. Many are bracing for the worst, but some businesses think 'snowmageddon' is 'snowtacular.' Over the last few weeks, the UK's biggest food manufacturers have been finding horse meat in their products, prompting a recall of hundreds of thousands of items from supermarkets. And we talk with a banking analyst who, at the age of 51, has just left his job due to Parkinson's Disease.
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the U.S. trade deficit fell in December to its lowest level in three years. Airlines are cancelling flights by the minute as a major winter storm bears down on the northeast -- about 3,000 flights have alreday been cancelled today.
Posted In: Airlines, weather
The nation’s airlines are slashing flights by the minute in anticipation of Northeast’s winter weather. United, which has a hub at Newark Liberty International, led the cancellation race; Delta was second.
Posted In: england, Food, food safety, meat
The British government has ordered the country’s food industry to test all processed beef products after some of the country's biggest food manufacturers have been finding horsemeat in their products.
Posted In: health care, Internet, Tech, biotech
How will health care be transformed by smart devices, continuous patient monitoring, and tele-medicine?
Posted In: import export, Economy
Other countries may not be buying as much of our stuff, but our buying more of theirs is an indication of consumer strength.
Posted In: undocumented, illegal immigrants, hardship waiver
Select undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens could get hardship waivers allowing them to circumvent bureaucratic hurdles that can separate families for up to 10 years.