Marketplace for Friday, January 3, 2014

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Airlines and airline pilots are facing a major rule change this weekend that may impact flight delays and scheduling -- the same weekend that airline traffic will be impacted by the snowstorm on the East Coast. Next, three NFL teams (out of four) could have their playoff games blacked out this weekend if they don’t sell out their stadiums by this afternoon. Under a nearly 40-year old rule, games can’t be televised locally if the stadium has empty seats. But the whole pro football industry has changed. Finally, decades ago Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.  Now, the Smithsonian says it has collected enough bugs. 
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Uncertainty ahead for India's economy

India's Prime Minister announces he'll leave office in May. That could mean big changes for their economy.
Posted In: India
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Will the big profits of 2013 continue this year?

Leigh Gallagher, of Fortune Magazine, and Felix Salmon, of Reuters, say that last year's profits could mean good news for the economy in 2014.
Posted In: stocks, 2014, profits
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Should we get rid of the NFL blackout rule?

In three NFL playoff games (out of four), hometown fans could have had their playoff games blacked out this weekend.
Posted In: NFL, playoffs, Green Bay Packers, Cincinnati Bengals, Indianapolis Colts
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Look, we have enough bugs. Can we do other things now?

Decades ago, Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.
Posted In: philanthropy
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Snowstorm, pilot's rule change pack 1-2 punch

Airlines and airline pilots are facing a major rule change this weekend that may impact flight delays and scheduling.
Posted In: airline pilots, storms, flight delays
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Bernanke's final speech: economics in verse

Bernanke said 2014 potentially "bodes well" for the US economy, but then things got weird when a University of Chicago economist played a tribute.
Posted In: Bernanke
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GED was never meant to be second-chance diploma

The GED test was set up to help GIs get high school credit when they returned from war.
Posted In: GED, graduation, college degree
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China tells party officials to stop smoking in public

For decades, sharing cigarettes has been common practice for China’s government officials. But president Xi Jinping is cracking down on smoking to revamp the party’s image.
Posted In: China, smoking, cigarettes

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God Made the World
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