Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, March 2, 2012

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A mild winter in many parts of the country has helped some businesses, like construction, while at the same time hurting others. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa explains why we should get rid of the dollar bill once and for all. Russians will vote on Sunday in the country's presidential election and late tonight, United and Continental airlines are merging -- their reservation systems.

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Dollar coins vs. dollar bills: The debate

All morning long we've been asking for your opinion on coins vs. bills following our interview with Senator Tom Harkin on the subject.
Posted In: coins, dollar

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A mild winter in many parts of the country has helped some businesses, like construction, while at the same time hurting others. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa explains why we should get rid of the dollar bill once and for all. Russians will vote on Sunday in the country's presidential election and late tonight, United and Continental airlines are merging -- their reservation systems.

Gas prices reaching new heights this year

Yesterday, a report of a pipeline explosion in Saudi Arabia sent oil prices up near a four-year high. The Saudis denied that report, but two things are clear: Oil traders are on edge, and prices remain very high. And obviously, that's trickling right down to the gas tank.
Posted In: gas prices, Oil

United, Continental to merge booking systems

United and Continental airlines are merging their computer reservation systems tonight. Will it create sky-high problems or be smooth sailing?
Posted In: United Airlines, continental, airline industry

Can Russian billionaire Prokhorov beat Putin?

Russians will soon vote in the country's sixth presidential election. How has the campaign of New Jersey Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov gone?
Posted In: Russia, Mikhail Prokhorov, Vladimir Putin

Mild winter helps some businesses, hurts others

For some businesses that shut down during the winter, the mild weather this winter has been an economic shot in the arm. For others, not so much.
Posted In: weather, Ohio, winter

How President Obama handled the recovery

A new book explains why the Obama administration didn't go far enough to encourage economic recovery.
Posted In: stimulus, President Obama, recovery, recession

The argument for ending the dollar bill

Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa is among the U.S. senators pushing for the end of the dollar bill in the quest to save the government money.
Posted In: dollar, coins, legislation

Google privacy policy challenged in the EU

One of the European Union's most senior officials says the new Google privacy policy breaks European law.
Posted In: Google, European Union, privacy

AT&T's plan to thwart big data users

If you're one of the 17 million people who use AT&T for your mobile phone service, there will be no more unlimited data for you, even if that's what you signed up for.
Posted In: ATT, cell phone, data plans

Residential rental market is booming

Some would-be home buyers are unable to get loans for new places, but people who are getting back to work as the economy improves still want to move out of their parent's basement.
Posted In: Housing, rental, real estate, commercial real estate

AT&T plans to slow down data usage

It's the end of the line for truly unlimited data on your AT&T phone -- even for the folks who were grandfathered in.
Posted In: ATT, mobile, data

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