Marketplace for Friday, March 22, 2013

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The European Central Bank has given Cyprus until Monday to come up with a plan to raise billions of dollars and avoid bankruptcy.  We take a look at the long weekend ahead for the small island nation. And in the meantime, we examine a tax fraud case in the UK that calls to mind the award-winning movie Argo. Argo is the story of a fake Hollywood movie set up in order to rescue American hostages in Iran. But in the British case, the fake movie had a less noble aim -- collecting $4.2 million in free money. Plus, we talk to Wesley Morris of Grantland about how the hotel chain Marriott is trying to get in on the marketing for the movie 42, about Jackie Robinson. And squirrel pot pie, groundhog hoagies and creamed coon casserole! Montana is considering a law that would allow residents to salvage roadkill for human consumption. We look at all the juicy details.  

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42 the movie: A legendary baseball star and a luxury hotel chain?

An unusual marketing partnership with Marriott for an upcoming film about baseball legend, Jackie Robinson has some wondering -- why?
Posted In: movie, marketing

Homeownership: The right choice for low-income families?

Advocates say home ownership is still a good way for low-income families to build wealth - but it shouldn't be their only form of savings
Posted In: foreclosure, buying a home

What difference does Pepsi's new bottle make?

It's about the fizz, the grip, the masculine appeal, say beverage analysts
Posted In: Pepsi, rebranding

Roadkill: Not the best way to get dinner

Montana legislators debate whether drivers who hit large game like deer should be allowed to take the carcass home. But there's not much edible meat on an animal hit full speed.
Posted In: Law, wildlife

Downside of a housing rebound? The price of plywood on the rise

As the housing market recovers, prices for some construction and building materials reach pre-bust highs
Posted In: lumber, construction

It's going to be a long weekend for Cyprus

The European Central Bank has given the small island nation until Monday to agree on a new plan to raise billions of dollars and avoid bankruptcy.
Posted In: cyprus, Europe debt crisis, bank run

A fake film reminiscent of Argo, but with less noble intentions

The Oscar-winning film Argo is about a fake movie set up to rescue captured hostages. A fake movie in Britain was basically a tax fraud.
Posted In: film industry, movies, United Kingdom

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