Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 18, 2013
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This month US Airways merged with American Airlines, then Warren Buffet bought Heinz -- some experts are calling it the return of the mega deal, but do these big deals make companies stronger? A vote in the European Parliament tomorrow on whether Europe should temporarily stop issuing carbon permits could threaten one of the key measures designed to tackle climate change. And if you are not happy with your career, it could be time to take a look at who your friends are.
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How the sequester standoff affects a biomedical researcher in Baltimore, housing on the economic stat agenda, Venezuela's uncertain political uncertainty, and a new use for fox urine.
Posted In: beverages, social media, alcohol
The company that owns Maker's Mark, the brand known for bottles that are hand-sealed with wax, is backing down from a decision to water down its whiskey.
Posted In: skype, communications, Internet, data plans
The free internet phone service has grabbed a huge chunk of the market for international calls.
Posted In: Tech, Google, apple, online privacy
When you buy from a digital storefront such as Google Play, how far and wide is that information shared?
Posted In: Housing, housing market
The market for new housing has been heating up, even though plenty of foreclosed homes are for sale too.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, American Airlines, Dell, Warren Buffett
Multibillion-dollar deals involving Dell, American Airlines and Heinz may portend another boom in giant mergers and buyouts. But historians warn most mergers go bust.