Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday April 29, 2014

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Toyota is moving from Torrance, California, to Texas. It's a big win for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who's been working hard to lure companies to the Lone Star State, touting low taxes and a more manageable cost of living. Plus, a Chai tea with Oprah's name on it will be sold starting Tuesday at Starbucks stores. The "Oprah effect" of her personal endorsements is well known. But this is new territory because it's the first time Oprah has partnered with a company to endorse a product.

PODCAST: A case of the Mondays for BofA

As Oprah releases a new tea at Starbucks, a look at the power of branding. And, the business value of connecting with old flames, or "dormant ties."
Posted In: Bank of America, Oprah Winfrey

Government targets millions for job training programs

Opportunities lie ahead for people suffering the effects of the Great Recession.
Posted In: employment, job training, Labor Department, workforce, working

Which brand is bigger: Oprah or Starbucks?

A little pepper. A little ginger. A Starbucks Chai Tea with Oprah’s name on it.
Posted In: Oprah Winfrey, starbucks, teavana
Toyota dealership in McKinney, Texas

Toyota of Texas

Toyota's move to Texas a big win for Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Posted In: Toyota, texas, Rick Perry

Cities want to make your rooftop gardens profitable

Some cities are experimenting with financial encouragement for green roofs
Posted In: rooftop gardens

Five ways to reopen lines of communication

"It's been too long since we've been in touch."
Posted In: networking, workplace culture, job seekers

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Somebody That I Used To Know [feat. Kimbra]
Yesterday & Today

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