Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, April 25, 2013
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Italy's political stalemate may finally be over. Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has been nominated as the country's next prime minister and will try to move away from austerity. Earnings season continues today, and so far most companies have reported positive results. But should we buy it? The history of 'Take our Daughters to Work Day' and why it now includes sons.
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Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, Walmart
The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Airlines look to mitigate delays caused by the sequestration. Italy has a new Prime Minister and he doesn't like austerity. And who bears responsibility for sub-standard safety conditions in overseas factories?
Posted In: sequester, flight delays, Airlines
How are airlines managing the flight delays related to sequester furloughs, and their impact on flyer morale and costs?
Posted In: women CEOs, women, inequality, diversity
Now that women make up half the American workforce, is Take Our Daughters To Work Day still relevant?
Posted In: italy, austerity, enrico letta
Enrico Letta, of the center-left Democratic Party, has announced that he intends to fight the move towards austerity in Europe, and investors applauded.
Posted In: Amazon, television, cable TV, netflix
Amazon is coming out with its own media box for TVs, according to Bloomberg Businessweek. The device would compete with Apple TV, Roku, and possibly cable and satellite companies.
Posted In: Sports, football, NFL
Big data competes with gut instinct in determining how multimillion dollar contracts are meted out in the NFL draft.
Posted In: iPad, family, family tech, kids
What do you do when your child can't live without their digital tablet?