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Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Online user review site Yelp is getting ready for its IPO. The Environmental Protection Agency is in court to defend its landmark global warming finding. A new study reveals the wealthy may be the least ethical. The number of "supercommuters" is on the rise. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk takes a look at poverty, revealing that many who are technically living above the poverty line in the U.S. actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.

Yelp readies for the stock market

The site that lets you reviews local restaurants and services is about to get its own review -- from investors.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

Fire leads to another cruise ship adrift

The Costa Allegra was stricken by a fire in the Indian Ocean yesterday, and is being towed to shore today. The second ship disaster in recent months could lead to treacherous seas ahead for the cruise industry.
Posted In: cruise, ship, Costa Allegra, Costa Concordia, Travel

Explainer: Greece's 'selective default'

Yesterday, Standard & Poor's downgraded Greece's credit rating to "selective default." It's a move that everyone expected, but what's the difference between that and the messy default it was trying to avoid?
Posted In: Greece, default, selective default, credit default swaps, Standard & Poor's

'Supercommuters' on the rise

The number of people who commute more than 90 miles for work has nearly doubled in many cities over the past 10 years.
Posted In: commute, Traffic

Michigander, Michiganians or Michiganites?

What do people from Michigan prefer to be called?
Posted In: Michigan

TransCanada to continue with Keystone pipeline in south

The Canadian oil firm had wanted to run oil all the way from Canada to the Gulf, but President Obama rejected that earlier this year. Now, the company is settling for a pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas.
Posted In: Keystone pipeline, gas pipelines, TransCanada, Oil

High gas prices likely to be very temporary

Gas prices have risen quickly in the past month, but reductions in consumer spending and the payroll tax cut are helping to offset the costs.
Posted In: gas prices

Are the wealthy less ethical?

A new study finds that those who feel wealthy are often the least ethical -- more often cutting off other vehicles at four-way intersections and even stealing candy from children.
Posted In: wealth, ethics, the wealthy

PODCAST: Yelp IPO, whispering in airplanes

Online user review site Yelp is getting ready for its IPO. The Environmental Protection Agency is in court to defend its landmark global warming finding. A new study reveals the wealthy may be the least ethical. The number of "supercommuters" is on the rise. And the Wealth & Poverty Desk takes a look at poverty, revealing that many who are technically living above the poverty line in the U.S. actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.

What is poverty? Think beyond the official number

Many who are technically living above the poverty line in the United States actually can’t afford to pay for basic needs like clothing and food.
Posted In: poverty

Plans for Napoleon Bonaparte theme park move forward

New government funding means the next big theme park in Europe may be "Napoleonland." A commercial tribute to the 19th century French emperor could open in a small town outside Paris.
Posted In: France, theme parks

Environmental Protection Agency on trial

The agency is in court to defend its landmark global warming finding.
Posted In: EPA, global warming

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Before Tigers (Cfcf Rmx)
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Little Johnny From the Hospital
Please Hold On
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