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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Japan's stock market is on a tear, with the Nikkei closing above 16,000 for the first time since 2007. The news comes after the Bank of Japan's campaign of monetary easing, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive attempts to revive the Japanese economy. Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto's election campaign. But Transparency International hasn't given Mexico very high marks.  

PODCAST: UPS's Christmas fail

UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time. This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring. And, as drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.

You found the perfect gift. Ordered it UPS. And uh-oh... It didn't arrive.

UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time.
Posted In: UPS

Verizon and AT&T to issue transparency reports

Big telecom is following in the footsteps of some tech giants.
Posted In: AT&T, Verizon, transparency

Mexico's corruption problem

Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto's election campaign. But Transparency International hasn't given Mexico very high marks
Posted In: Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto, univision, corruption

Nikkei 16,000!

Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.
Posted In: Japan, Nikkei, Shinzo Abe

Three years post-revolution, a look at Tunisia's economy

This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring.
Posted In: Tunisia, Arab Spring

Get your kid a golf cart when she turns 16

As drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.
Posted In: golf carts

Boxing Day? Is Dec. 26 still a day for sales?

Americans traditionally head to the mall on the day after Christmas for returns and discounts.
Posted In: holiday shopping

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Does Your Mother Know
Abba
Way Of The Haggis
The Haggis Horns
Nights Off
Siriusmo
The Product
Freeway & Jake One
The Message [feat. Rell]
Dr. Dre