Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, February 4, 2013

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Gas prices begin their seasonal slide upward. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country's banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. Should the U.S. do the same?  And a new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there. It's not a stock, or a bond, or a startup company. It's the business of theater on Broadway. CNBC host Maria Bartiromo joins us for a preview of the program, Betting Big on Broadway.  

PODCAST: When the lights go out, and a puppy surprise brought to you by Jell-O

When the power goes out on the air, the advertising goes online. The British treasury secretary has given an ultimatum to the country's banks: Obey new rules or be broken up. A new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there.

Which is scarier: Dow 14,000 or European debt?

After a week of near-record highs, Wall Street appears worried again -- one of the culprits may be new concerns about the European debt crisis.
Posted In: spain, italy, Europe debt crisis

Twitter shines as lights go out at Superdome

A dark moment in football history is turning out to be a bright spot for social media.
Posted In: Twitter, ads, Super Bowl, Super Bowl commercials

Wrigley field renovation: Will big billboards make bad neighbors?

As Chicago's Wrigley Field looks to renovate, part of the Cubs' plan includes blocking the view of the game from neighbors across the street.
Posted In: Sports, Chicago, Chicago Cubs

Gas prices begin their seasonal slide upward

Prices generally increase as refineries start to change from production of winter-season gas to more expensive summer-season gas, lowering production.
Posted In: gas, gasoline

A puppy surprise brought to you by Jell-O

San Francisco will not be getting a Superbowl trophy, but it is the beneficiary of a PR stunt by Jell-O.
Posted In: Food, Sports, San Francisco

Why Microsoft wants a piece of Dell

As Dell explores going private, Microsoft is an interested investor. It needs computer companies that focus on Windows-powered machines.
Posted In: Microsoft, Dell, Tech, windows

Maria Bartiromo on the risks of Broadway

A new documentary airs tonight on CNBC about one of the riskiest bets out there. It's not a stock, or a bond, or a startup company. It's the business of theater on Broadway.
Posted In: broadway, CNBC

UK banks face break up if they don't shape up

Britain’s finance chief has delivered an ultimatum to the U.K.’s banks: Obey our new rules or we’ll break you up. Some analysts say the U.S. should follow the British example.
Posted In: United Kingdom, bank reform, Glass-Steagall

Washington Post Truth Teller app aims to fact check politicians in real-time

A new app from the Washington Post aims to automatically check political speeches for lies, darn lies, and other misrepresentations.
Posted In: app, washington post, politics

Cisco CEO: Get ready for 'the Internet of everything'

Are we moving away from an Internet of webpages and toward an Internet of things, or an Internet of interconnected objects?
Posted In: cisco, Internet, Tech

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