Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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The political leaders of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada are meeting this week in Mexico for their regular summit, sometimes called the meeting of the "Three Amigos." One of the things expected to come out of this year's event is a new program to encourage business travel by relaxing some border controls. Plus, the talent consulting firm Mercer publishes its annual Worldwide Quality of Living Survey.  It compares cities based on political, social, economic, and environmental factors, personal safety and health, education, and public services. Cities are ranked against New York, which is the base city with an index score of 100. So how do the world's cities stack up on quality of life? What counts as good living? And why is the Big Apple the baseline?

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Posted In: minimum wage

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Jules Pieri, Founder and CEO of the Product Launch Platform "The Grommet" details a good pitch.
Posted In: shark tank, elevator pitch

When daughters take over the family business

Women leading family businesses is five times higher than the late '90s.
Posted In: women, management, executives, family, family business

Vienna top city for relocating workers: survey

U.S. cities don't come close to the best places for relocating workers.
Posted In: Vienna, relocation, workers, Europe, moving

Can the "Three Amigos" help business travelers?

President Obama meets with his counterparts from Mexico and Canada.
Posted In: Obama, Harper, Canada, Mexico, nieto

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