Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, January 27, 2012

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Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

A moon colony for the economy?

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

Twitter has censor to selectively block tweets

The social media company says the technology will help individual countries block tweets that might go against local laws.
Posted In: Twitter, China

For some in Egypt -- enough protests already!

For a year, protesters in Cairo’s Tahrir Square have demanded freedom and economic opportunity. Some say it’s time now to stop the protests.
Posted In: Egypt, One Year On, Tahrir Square, protests

IRS may have money waiting for you

Today is Earned Income Tax Credit Day, which highlights the benefit for low- and moderate-wage earners.
Posted In: IRS, income tax, Earned Income Tax Credit

The role of airports in building the economy

If the United States wants to continue to be the major player in the global economy, it needs an efficient, robust aviation system.
Posted In: infrastructure, airports, aviation, airline industry

States struggle to meet new trucker safety mandate

By Monday, states are supposed to start gathering proof that interstate truck drivers are healthy enough to drive and send that information to a national database. But the Monday deadline ain’t working out so well.
Posted In: trucking, auto safety

Twitter may block tweets in certain countries

The social networking site has just announced it will block tweets in certain countries that violate laws or bans on speech in certain countries.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Twitter, censorship

At Davos, focus on more than just the euro

At the World Economic Forum, attendees are talking about the European debt crisis, but also about how to push the economy forward in a sustainable way.
Posted In: Davos, World Economic Forum

Budget cuts could hurt defense contractors

Federal spending on defense could soon be drawn back, and private companies that make military equipment will have to look elsewhere for customers.
Posted In: defense, lockheed martin, defense contractors

GDP growth 2.8% in fourth quarter of 2011

GDP growth is getting stronger each quarter. But why was the growth slower than we expected at the end of 2011?
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP: Good, but not great

The nation's gross domestic product -- the value of all goods and services produced -- grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter, the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP growth isn't fast enough

The government said this morning that the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.8 percent in the last three months of 2011. What does this say about our recovery?
Posted In: recovery

WellPoint announces plan to boost doctor pay

The health insurer WellPoint today announced a plan to pay primary care doctors as much as 10 percent more, with the hope of reducing the overall cost of health care.
Posted In: WellPoint, doctor, Health, health care

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

In Western China, Tibetans stage protests

Protests in largely Tibetan areas of Western China turn violent as frustration over Chinese policies grows. Tibetans want more say.
Posted In: China, Tibet, protest

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