Marketplace for March 24, 2011

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Marketplace for March 24, 2011

Shady business deals with foreign firms helped keep Gaddafi in power

The New York Times' Eric Lichtblau discusses an article he co-write that says corrupt dealings with foreign companies helped bring billions of dollars to Libya's Muammar Gaddafi.

Companies press to repatriate overseas profits

Big U.S. companies launched a website promoting a tax holiday on foreign profits. But past experience shows that doesn't necessarily lead to expansion here or to new jobs.
Posted In: Taxes

Making ideas and change happen

Author Seth Godin talks about his marketing and advice manual, "Poke the Box," about getting up and making things happen, and about his new venture in selling books.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

L.L.Bean offers free shipping year-round

Catalog retailer will eliminate shipping charges, not just during the holidays. Other stores consider adding free shipping to stay competitive with e-retailers.
Posted In: Retail

Japan quake could boost work for Nissan in U.S.

Nissan considers expanding production in Tennessee to export engines to Japan, as Toyota mulls wider productions slowdowns in U.S.
Posted In: Auto

Japanese supply chain's missing links

Japan's earthquake and tsunami disrupted the supply chains of hundreds of companies. Business in the U.S. have been affected too.

Big pet stores sniffing around for smaller retail spaces

Petco is focusing on smaller, more upscale stores. Just don't expect to find actual pets for sale here.

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Sweet Child O'Mine
Guns'n'Roses Tribute Band
Atomic Dog (2000 - Remaster)
George Clinton
Midget Submarines
Swell Maps
Disco D'Oro

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