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.
Posted In: philanthropy
Decades ago, Carl Drake left the Smithsonian millions of dollars set aside specifically to collect bugs.
Posted In: China, smoking, cigarettes
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.
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