Marketplace for April 22, 2011

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Marketplace for April 22, 2011

Weekly Wrap: Earnings season

Reviewing the week on Wall Street. This week: earnings season is big for tech and manufacturing, but what about banks?
Posted In: Wall Street

Automakers rethink supply strategy after quake

Toyota says full production won't resume until year's end. VW, Hyundai are spared disruptions but look for new ways to manage supply chain risk.
Posted In: Auto

Amazon "cloud" server problems persist

Two days of service interruption by Amazon's giant server network show how many companies depend on "cloud computing."

Michigan rethinks its tax code

As Michigan's governor attempts to close a budget gap of more than $1 billion, a tax credit for the working poor may disappear, and small businesses might get a break on taxes.
Posted In: Taxes

How and why mobile devices are tracking us

It's not particularly new news that cell phones and mobile devices can track wherever we go, but who's doing the tracking and how has changed significantly in recent years.

Work in literature and in American culture

Writer Richard Ford talks about writing about work for his new fiction anthology, "Blue Collar, White Collar, No Collar: Stories About Work," and about the role of work in American culture.
Posted In: Books

Small Talk: Mommy juice, superhero unemployment

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Florida wants its unemployed to feel like superheroes, "Mommy" comes under copyright violation, and German circuses duke it out.

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