Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 5, 2010

The DC-3 is still in demand

The DC-3 is still around and kicking, even though the last one was made in the 1940's. The plane is credited with shaping today's commercial airline industry.
Posted In: Airlines

Companies can use trademarks as Google keywords

A European court has ruled Google can allow advertisers to use other companies' trademarks as registered keywords in their ads.
Posted In: Internet

$26B bill would save 300,000 government worker jobs

Democrats have eked out a victory on a bill that would send $26 billion in aid to the states and fund the jobs of 300,000 teachers, cops, firefighters and health care workers.
Posted In: Jobs

Sell the right to immigrate to the highest bidder?

An American Nobel Laureate is proposing a radical solution in the U.S. immigration debate: auctioning off the right to a green card.
Posted In: Immigration

Law would help Chinese workers unionize

A proposed law in China's main manufacturing province would give workers the right to represent themselves.
Posted In: Jobs

Truck weight limits worry Wisconsin timber industry

Wisconsin's $26 billion timber industry is concerned about a weight limit trend that towns are considering in order to preserve state roads.

Google, Verizon deal could change net neutrality

A deal between Google and Verizon could set the stage for big companies to pay for the privilege of speeding up delivery of their own content to consumers.
Posted In: Internet

Are Internet apps killing the telephone number?

Internet apps from Vonage to Skype are making the act of dialing a telephone number obsolete.
Posted In: Internet