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Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

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Nokia unveils new smartphone today, loaded with Microsoft's new operating system. Next Monday, Chicago public school teachers may vote to walk off the job, marking the first big strike since 2006. Personal finance senior producer Paddy Hirsch discusses what to do if you live in a state that suffers from severe weather and your insurance company decides to drop you. We look into the marketing of high school athletes. And China ponders the need for a stimulus package.

Justice Department stops 3M/Avery sticky notes merger

3M -- best known for making Scotch tape and Post-it notes -- had been interested in acquiring Avery Dennison Corporation, known for labeling and packaging materials.
Posted In: 3M, Avery, post-it, office

PODCAST: Nokia's new Windows phone, productivity rises

Nokia unveils new smartphone today, loaded with Microsoft's new operating system. U.S. productivity rose last quarter. Next Monday, Chicago public school teachers may vote to walk off the job, marking the first big strike since 2006. FedEx downgrades its quarterly earnings. We look into the marketing of high school athletes. And China ponders the need for a stimulus package.

U.S. productivity rose 2.2% last quarter

That's more than originally thought, and it means that businesses are doing more with less.
Posted In: productivity

N.C. small business owner on the issues that matter this election

Terry Coleman, a restauranteur from Lenoir, N.C., talks about who she's voting for this fall, and why.
Posted In: 2012 election, Small Business

FedEx earnings down, global economy to blame

FedEx has downgraded -- again -- its quarterly earnings estimate for the period ending in August.
Posted In: fedex

Do our digital accounts expire when we do?

Many of our most private and sentimental possessions are stored on laptops and smartphones. But do we truly own the music we buy online, or the photos on our Facebook account?
Posted In: digital devices

U.S., IMF close to debt relief deals for Egypt

The International Monetary Fund is said to be close to a multi-billion dollar deal to aid the country currently grappling with major budgetary problems. The Obama administration is also looking to contribute another billion.
Posted In: Egypt

Chicago teachers nearing strike

For the last year, union leaders have tried to push Mayor Rahm Emanuel into focusing on other issues: smaller class sizes, more art and music programs and job security.
Posted In: Chicago, Education, teachers, strike

Pigeons get colorful at the Venice Biennale

Two artists ruffled some feathers at the Venice Biennale this year.
Posted In: Venice, art

Microsoft and Nokia try again with a new smartphone

The two companies are hoping to capitalize when they introduce their new designed-from-the-ground-up smartphone today, based on the same Windows 8 system that'll run next-generation PCs.
Posted In: windows 8, windows phone, Microsoft

Tips on homeowners insurance in severe weather country

If you live in a state that suffers from severe weather, finding good homeowners insurance is getting more difficult as weather patterns grow more extreme. So what do you do if the insurance company drops you?
Posted In: Money Matters, homeowner, insurance, natural disasters, hurricane

China ponders need for a stimulus package

Slowing growth is leading the government to consider further measures to boost the economy, but some say once home prices pick up, spending will follow.
Posted In: China, China's Economy

USA Today tests more coverage of high school football

Added attention expands players' opportunities, but may heighten focus on athletics above academics.
Posted In: high school, football

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