Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner caught on fire yesterday after landing in Boston. No passengers were injured, but the verdict is still out on the injuries Boeing might suffer. How big is the 'marriage penalty' in the new fiscal cliff deal? And Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway shares her annual list of businesses behaving badly.
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Alcoa, the first of the big industrial bellwethers, will report earnings after the bell today. Who owns the rights to the Batmobile? Speaking of cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants some cars to make more noise. Crowds in China are in an open revolt against government censorship of a publication called Southern Weekly. And advertisers are learning to cope with the DVR.
Posted In: television, CES
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, companies are looking to beef up big-screen, high-tech TVs -- and now cameras and camera operators will have to catch up.
Posted In: Earnings, Alcoa, stock market
Corporate earnings season is here again. The first reports arrive today, starting with the aluminum company Alcoa. Analysts are bracing for a slew of lackluster numbers.
Posted In: Walmart, permatemp, class action lawsuits
Walmart has been added to a class action suit by workers who don't actually work for Walmart.
Posted In: bbc, 2012, jargon
The corporate world is full of jargon and marketing fluff. Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway shares her round up of the best and worst of the lingo.
Posted In: Taxes, fiscal cliff, marriage penalty
The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on individuals making at least $400,000 and couples making at least $450,000. Of course, 400 plus 400 does not equal 450. So what's going on?