Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 16, 2012

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Apple's latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren't stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish and re-sell in other parts of the world. In Arizona, a new line on the state's tax return asks people how much shopping they've done out-of-state. And what is the importance of the female vote in this election cycle?
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The importance of the female vote

Both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama say they're going to pay attention to women voters in this election. What are the economic issues that might stand the chance of winning this significant number of voters?
Posted In: 2012 election, votes, women
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On tax forms, Arizonans must report out-of-state purchases

A new line on Arizona's tax return is asking people how much shopping they've done out of state. The idea was to recoup millions in lost revenue from online retailers.
Posted In: tax, arizona, Taxes
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Lines for newest Apple product smaller than normal

The somewhat highly anticipated new iPad model goes on sale today in stores around the U.S. But will it sell as quickly as previous editions?
Posted In: apple, iPad
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Crude oil prices on the rise

After rumors that the U.S. and U.K. might release crude oil stock prices were found untrue -- at least for now -- prices are climbing back up.
Posted In: Oil, crude oil, U.K.
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As inflation rises this year, should we be worried?

The Consumer Price Index is out this morning. With higher consumer prices comes rising inflation, but how big of a threat is that to the average American's way of life?
Posted In: consumer, food prices, inflation
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How higher prices hit American consumers

Consumer Prices are one place where the economy comes down to earth and hits us square in the wallet -- and that's what happened in February according to the Consumer Price Index.
Posted In: inflation, consumer prices
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Consumer Price Index bumps up, gas prices to blame

Consumer prices rose by the most in 10 months in February, and rising gas prices were to blame for most of that change.
Posted In: consumer prices, inflation, gas prices, consumer
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Overweight cops suffer criticism in Britain

The cliche that cops like to eat doughnuts might be true in the U.K., where police officers could soon feet their unhealthy ways reflected in their paycheck.
Posted In: Britain, police, obesity
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Consuming white rice linked to risk of diabetes

Publishing in the British Medical Journal, researchers looked at four studies covering 350,000 people in Asia and the West.
Posted In: Health, Food, diabetes
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PODCAST: Crude oil and consumer prices rise, one job where women make more

Apple's latest iPad is released in stores today, but the lines aren't stretching quite so far down the block as they used to. And the company might soon be trying to buy your old iPad back from you, to refurbish and re-sell in other parts of the world. In Arizona, a new line on the state's tax return asks people how much shopping they've done out-of-state. And what is the importance of the female vote in this election cycle?
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Is the era of the business card over?

Some experts claim that in a Web-savvy world, business cards are a thing of the past. We dug up one career consultant (no business card needed) to find out if they really are obsolete.
Posted In: job applications, networking, business cards
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What's missing from 'The Hunger Games' ads

The Lionsgate studio spent $45 million on just the marketing for the forthcoming film 'The Hunger Games.' But despite all that promotion money, something's missing.
Posted In: movies, advertising, Hunger Games
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Freshman GOP congressman backs surtax on rich

Rep. Rick Crawford of Arkansas says we can't get a deficit agreement without tax hikes. Could this be another crack in Grover Norquist’s tax pledge never to raise taxes?
Posted In: Grover Norquist, tax, Rick Crawford, Americans for Tax Reform
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Apple wants to buy your old iPad

Apple is willing to buy older iPads from customers who will upgrade to the latest model. Customers get store credit, and Apple gets part of the resale market.
Posted In: apple, iPad

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