Marketplace for Monday, April 16, 2012

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The Supreme Court heard arguments today on whether pharmaceutical companies have to pay overtime to their sales reps -- and it could affect how overtime works for everyone. OpenTable, the online restaurant reservation service, is getting some new competition from The Food Network. Walmart has officially entered the movie streaming business. Imagine drinking a juice and then eating the juice box -- edible packaging could soon be a reality. And Los Angeles held its CicLAvia event this weekend, bringing more than 100,000 people out on bikes and showing the value in changing how people see a city.

Walmart launches disc-to-digital service

DreamWorks Animation SKG and five other studios are teaming up to convert DVDs into an online movie library.
Posted In: Walmart, DVDs, blu-ray, digital, Entertainment

China is not about to eat America's lunch

Commentator Vijay Vaitheeswaran says America's culture of creativity and innovation beats out China's state-run capitalism.
Posted In: innovation, China, clean technology, Industry

Supreme Court enters decades-old overtime debate

What the high court decides in the class action lawsuit against drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline may change overtime rules for all U.S. employers.
Posted In: overtime, employees

On its way: Packaging you can eat

Researchers are coming up with edible membranes to package tomato soup and hot chocolate. But whether people would want to eat the whole product is another story.
Posted In: Food, edible packaging

Demand for dark chicken meat is rising

Thanks to TV chefs, the dark meat of chicken thighs and drumsticks are getting a leg up on the once-popular chicken breast.
Posted In: chicken

Los Angeles hosts a 10-mile-long block party

CicLAvia, an event that brought 100,000 people out on their bikes, got people to linger where they usually don't.
Posted In: bicycles, bike, los angeles, ciclavia

Uncle Sam doesn't mind taxpayers paying extra

Tomorrow is Tax Day. Some people write checks for more than they owe to help pay down the nation's public debt.
Posted In: Taxes, deficits

Food Network eats into OpenTable's business

OpenTable seated 89 million people in North America last year. The Food Network’s owner plans to compete with lower fees for restaurants.
Posted In: OpenTable, reservations, restaurants, Food Network

The decisions that led to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

A new book explores how BP's management led to Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and whether it could happen again.
Posted In: deep water drilling, bp oil spill, BP

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Still D.R.E. (Instrumental Version)
Dr. Dre
Little Window
Go With You
Toro Y Moi
Melting Pot
Booker T & The MG's
My Red Hot Car

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