Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

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In the wake of their crucial role in President Obama's re-election, Latinos are receiving more attention than ever from U.S. businesses. Groupon was a high flyer, now it's fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals. As many homeowners move out from shore areas hard hit by Sandy, investors will move in. 

Podcast: Out with the new and in with the old

Bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards? The head of Microsoft Windows is packing up his laptop and going home. Rethinking the east coast power grid, post-Sandy.

Exploring the post-Fiscal Cliff world

With only 16 working days left in the congressional calendar this year, bipartisanship is on everyone's lips, but is it in the cards?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Barack Obama, budget deficit

Windows 8 boss exits Microsoft in surprising shake-up

Steven Sinofsky, who was president of Microsoft's flagship product Windows, is leaving the company. His departure comes as a surprise, less than one month after the release of Windows 8.
Posted In: Microsoft, Tech, Steve Ballmer, windows 8

Trust thy neighbor?

An important part of doing business with someone is trusting them. Research published in the Quarterly Journal of Economics looks at how much business people in different European countries trust each other.

Sandy outages may help rethink power grid

Long-term power outages in the wake of Sandy have led many experts to scrutinize the power delivery infrastructure and look at how it could be strengthened.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, New York, electricity

Jackson is to the Lakers what Jobs was to Apple?

When does an NBA team or a company go back to who made them great? And is it a good strategy?
Posted In: Phil Jackson, Lakers, Gautam Mukunda, Mike D'Antoni

Austerity as seen from the streets of Athens

Yesterday, the Greek parliament pushed through an extensive package of cuts and tax increases -- its most aggressive austerity budget so far -- in order to receive their next bailout payment.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, bailout

Investors move in on beachfront property after Sandy

As many homeowners move out, investors will move in. The real estate adage 'Location, location, location' may still trump the risk.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, new jersey, real estate

Groupon fails to make the daily deal

The company was a high flyer. Now it's fighting a rough future as consumers tire of daily deals.
Posted In: groupon, Retail

Polling Latinos for business opportunities

In the wake of their crucial role in President Obama's re-election, Latinos are receiving more attention than ever from U.S. businesses.
Posted In: Latino community, Latino voters

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Drop Me A Line (Holy Ghost! Remix)
Midnight Magic
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
Jack Burger
You Wish You Were Red
Trailer Trash Tracys
The Poor People Of Paris (Jean's Song)
Les Baxter & His Orchestra