Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 8, 2012

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It's deadline day -- again -- in Greece, but if all goes well, we'll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is no longer an Indianapolis Colt. In China, the maker of the iPad's lawyers are fighting a Chinese court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademark for the name iPad in China. And the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface, to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.

Some Greek bond holders want to avoid major loss

With the risk of a Greek default hanging in the air, why would some bond holders of Greek debt vote against a reduction of the country's debt?
Posted In: Greece

Jobs market holds firm, McDonald's continues to grow

The American economy seems to be moving along at a healthy clip, from jobs to hamburgers.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, McDonald's, Greece

PODCAST: Waiting on Greece, Mickey D's grows

It's deadline day -- again -- in Greece, but if all goes well, we'll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is no longer an Indianapolis Colt. In China, the maker of the iPad's lawyers are fighting a Chinese court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademark for the name iPad in China. And the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface, to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.

'SimCity' to return next year, in 3D

The first "SimCity" came out 23 years ago. But a new version will debut next year. How will it fare in the competitive gaming market?
Posted In: games, computers, sim city

McDonald's growing strongly in the U.S.

Like any company with more than 30,000 locations, McDonald's sales figures give us a snapshot of the global economy.
Posted In: McDonald's, fast food

Taking a loss on Greek bonds

Private investors are being asked to accept big losses on their loans to Greece, in order for the country to get more bailout money and avoid a messy default that could send Europe back into crisis. About two-thirds of bondholders so far have agreed.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, bonds

Manning meant millions to the Colts

The quarterback helped boost the Colts' net worth to more than $1 billion.
Posted In: Sports, NFL, American Football, Peyton Manning

Apple fights for 'iPad' in China

A day after Apple announced the latest iPad, the company is just as busy in China, where its lawyers are fighting a court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademarked name 'iPad' there.
Posted In: China, iPad, apple

Tennessee city sets its sights on its very own typeface

The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.
Posted In: fonts, cities, tennessee

The next crisis in Europe?

If Greece will soon be out of the woods, at least temporarily, other European nations are still at risk of financial collapse.
Posted In: Greece, Europe

How gas prices are affecting Americans

According to the latest Gallup data, Americans could withstand over $5 a gallon for gasoline before they had to significantly change their buying habits.
Posted In: gas, Oil, 2012 election

Investors face deadline to prevent Greek default

Private bond holders have until this afternoon to decide if they'll take major losses on their investments in order to keep Greece out of a messy default, and avoid another global crisis.
Posted In: euro, Greece, investors, Europe debt crisis

Early numbers for February show action in job market

Today, we learned from the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the number of planned layoffs at American companies in February.
Posted In: Jobs, jobless, Unemployment, layoffs

American Airlines employees hurt by bankruptcy

American Airlines floated the idea of eliminating pension programs for workers to help its financial situation. But now the airline is backing away from that idea.
Posted In: American Airlines, pensions, employees

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