Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 20, 2012

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The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test -- or MCAT -- is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company's oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President's Day!

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Iran sanctions could lead to higher gas costs in U.S.

Oil prices have jumped to a near nine month high this morning. That's after Iran cut exports to Britain and France over sanctions related to Iran's nuclear program.
Posted In: Oil, Iran, sanctions, gas prices

Foxconn reform may lead to more changes in China

Electronics manufacturer Foxconn is taking steps to improve worker salaries and conditions after increasing international pressure to do so.
Posted In: technology, consumer electronics, Foxconn, China

Deceased dog gets credit card offer

In Ontario, Canada, one dog has a credit offer most of us can only dream of.
Posted In: Credit card, dog

Murdoch to launch new tabloid in U.K.

Just seven months after another paper shuttered its doors in scandal, Rupert Murdoch is launching a new tabloid in Britain.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch, Britain, tabloids

PODCAST: Happy President's Day

The group that runs the Medical College Admissions Test -- or MCAT -- is rolling out a new exam in 2015 that will include questions about the psychological and social underpinnings of medicine. Ohio is betting big on casinos, opening up gambling later this year in Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. As outdoor outfitter L.L.Bean celebrates its centennial this year, one of the company's oldest products is making a comeback. Happy President's Day!

Threatened species decision on koalas delayed

In Australia, conservationists are making the case that koalas are a threatened species. Government regulators aren't so sure.
Posted In: Australia, animals

L.L.Bean boots kicking up a lot of business lately

The classic boots from L.L. Bean become fashion statements for a new generation.
Posted In: L.L.Bean, boots, fashion, leather, factory, maine

Rust Belt rolls dice and builds new casinos

Pennsylvania, Michigan and Illinois are on board with casinos, hoping to drive tourism to down-on-their-luck communities. Now Ohio is getting into the game.
Posted In: Ohio, casinos, tourism, gambling

Airlines pass higher fuel costs to passengers

Consumers are not only feeling the pinch of higher gas prices at the pump. They are also getting hit with higher plane tickets as airlines pass rising jet fuel costs to passengers.
Posted In: Airlines, airline prices, Travel, fuel, gas prices

New prescription for aspiring doctors

The Medical College Admission Test will require aspiring doctors to understand people as well as science.
Posted In: Health, doctor

Euro finance ministers expected to approve Greek bailout

European finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today. They're expected to finally approve a new bailout loan package for Greece. The price tag: $170 billion.
Posted In: Europe, Greece

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I'm not a Gun
Strange Weather, Isn't It?
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Canopy Glow
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