Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, November 26, 2012
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Worries grow as the currrent extension of unemployment benefits gets closer to its expiry at the end of the year. Expecting an end to daily publication, Cleveland Plain Dealer journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced. And an innovation Willy Wonka would be proud of: A new non-melting Cadbury chocolate bar.
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Mary Schapiro is stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission next month. Did you shop on Black Friday? Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year. And today is Cyber Monday, known as the busiest online shopping day of the year. even though the concept is still a relatively new one, the face of Cyber Monday is already changing. Plus stories on the "climate cliff," protests in Egypt, Detroit on the verge of bankruptcy, and a cheese "revolution."
Posted In: Securities and Exchange Commission, Mary Schapiro, financial reform
Mary Schapiro, chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, announced that she will leave her position. Schapiro took her post at the SEC just after the financial crisis and is credited with helping to craft reforms to prevent future economic disasters.
Posted In: Retail, holiday shopping, Black Friday
Americans spent almost 13 percent more over the holiday weekend than last year, according to the National Retail Federation. But does the weekend binge mean we are actually spending more?
Posted In: cleveland, newspaper, Times Picayune
Expecting an end to daily publication, the paper's journalists are trying to get public support before cuts are announced.