Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, June 15, 2012

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This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think. Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. With few regulatory teeth, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as the place people go to air financial grievances.

Consumer agency nears release of complaints

With few regulatory teeth and partisan fighting over its budget, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as a place people go to air financial grievances.
Posted In: CFPB, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Can Nokia's freebies build brand loyalty?

Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University.
Posted In: nokia, marketing, Tech

If the eurozone were a barbershop quartet

A singing group and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than one might think.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, eurobond, Greece

A guide to the Greek elections

This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone. The results will test global markets and Germany's pro-austerity resolve.
Posted In: Greece, elections, greek bailout, Germany

In Athens, uncertainty about weekend elections

The general election in Greece this weekend could shape the pace of the world economy for months to come. What will we know and what won't we know after the polls close in Greece Sunday?
Posted In: Greece, elections, greek bailout

China to ask for environmental funding at Rio summit

Next week world leaders will meet for the U.N. Conference on Sustainable Development to figure out how to improve the well-being of people around the world without wrecking the planet in the process.
Posted In: China, renewable energy, United Nations

Popcorn subsidy up for debate in Farm Bill

An amendment in the current Farm Bill would keep government protection for popcorn crops. Popcorn is a tiny kernel in U.S. agriculture, but without the subsidy prices of your favorite movie snack could rise.
Posted In: farm bill, corn, Food

How Greek elections will impact worldwide markets

The big story today is Europe and the upcoming Greek elections. Analysts are trying to make sense of what the results will mean for other markets around the world.
Posted In: spain, Greece, Europe debt crisis

National Conference of Mayors discuss jobs, infrastructure

City leaders have gathered in Orlando to discuss the state of the economy from the ground level.
Posted In: mayor

PODCAST: Heat vs. Thunder and the limits of duct tape

This weekend Greece will hold crucial elections that may determine its future in the eurozone, we lay out the possible Monday morning scenarios. A barbershop quartet and the countries of the eurozone have much more in common than you think. Nokia puts giveaways to the test with free smartphones for first-year students at Seton Hall University. With few regulatory teeth, the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau continues to carve out a role as the place people go to air financial grievances.

Coca-Cola to enter Myanmar

Coca-Cola is trying to get one step closer to buying the whole world a coke. This morning the company announced plans to re-enter Myanmar for the first time in more than 60 years.
Posted In: Coca-cola, Myanmar

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