Marketplace for July 4, 2011

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Marketplace for July 4, 2011

Rooster feathers prized by fishermen are now popular in hair salons

Competition between anglers and stylists threatens a shortage of rooster feathers. Producers look to boost supply.
Posted In: Agriculture

Stalemate over debt ceiling worries investors

Some predict the longer the issue stays unresolved, the worse it'll be for the economic recovery.

Carsharing matches unused cars with people who need them

Need a set of wheels, but don't want to commit to car payments? A couple of new Bay Area companies are connecting non-car owners with vehicles that are sitting unused in someone else's garage.
Posted In: Auto

Ratings agency throws water on deal to prevent Greek bankruptcy

Standard & Poors says efforts to delay some bond repayments is the same thing as a default.

Posting calorie counts doesn't affect the consumer's choices

Government regulators are enforcing chain restaurants to post calorie counts on menus, but research shows the information doesn't change consumers' choices.
Posted In: Food

The sweet sound of success

Many music festivals and concert promoters are seeing attendance increase after a run of slumping ticket sales.
Posted In: Entertainment

Delta Air Lines wants to permanently eliminate 'lost' bags

A new feature tracks your luggage the same way FedEx or UPS tracks a package. But will it get airline passengers to check bags more often?
Posted In: Airlines

Small talk: Tweeting, first class babies and ATM fees

The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This holiday: the LAPD calls on Twitter celebrities for help, babies are kicked out of first class and ATM fees hit everyone -- even those in the Hamptons.

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Fourth Of July
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Philadelphia Freedom
Elton John
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