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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.

PODCAST: Ringing in earnings season and Gotham Garage

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.

Are ultra-high definition TVs ready for prime time?

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: television, CES

End of the year earnings: Has the buck finally stopped?

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: Earnings, Alcoa, stock market

Silent hybrid cars to get a soundtrack

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to pass a new rule that would require silent electric and hybrid cars to make more noise.
Posted In: Auto, auto industry, hybrid cars

Chinese journalists strike for second day

Chinese journalists protesting against government censorship hold a second day of strikes in the southern province of Guangdong.
Posted In: China, censorship, media, Xi Jinping

Walmart faces unprecedented lawsuit from contract workers

Walmart has been added to a class action suit by workers who don't actually work for Walmart.
Posted In: Walmart, permatemp, class action lawsuits

TV advertisers learn to cope with DVR

Almost half of American homes have a DVR, so viewers can record shows and watch them after they air, and advertisers are starting to come around to the concept.
Posted In: television, commercials, DVR, advertising

'Going forward': 2012's best and worst corporate lingo

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: bbc, 2012, jargon

Boeing Dreamliner fire: Just a bunch of smoke?

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.
Posted In: airline safety, airplanes, Boeing, Dreamliner 787

I do? Tallying up the marriage penalty in the new fiscal deal

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?
Posted In: Taxes, fiscal cliff, marriage penalty

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