Marketplace for Friday, July 20, 2012
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The Olympics is usually thought of as an economic win for the host town, but in the East End of London, there'll be some losers as well. Both President Obama and Mitt Romney are prominently featuring blue-collar workers in their campaign ads -- why is the rest of the working world left out? Watches, having been made basically useless thanks to cell phones, are now making a fashionable comeback. Reporter Shereen Marisol Meraji takes a look at the economic impact of Ramadan, which begins today. And commentator and culture journalist Alyssa Rosenberg reflects on the shooting that took place at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Aurora, Colo.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012
When the Olympics start next week in London, there will be, of course, winners and losers among the athletes. There will also be, outside Olympic Park in the East End of London, no small competition among businesses.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street. This week: Ben Bernanke's latest statements on what the Federal Reserve can do for the country, and the latest EU summit.
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: Robots learn how to swim, a mom hacks into her kids' school system computers to change grades and a glitch on United Airlines' website offered a $33 plane ticket to Hong Kong.