Marketplace for Monday, February 11, 2013

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Police in Los Angeles are offering $1 million to anyone who leads them to the whereabouts of alleged cop-killer Christopher Dorner, but big rewards don’t necessarily yield big results. We consider how the pope’s resignation would work in the regular business world. Maker’s Mark bourbon is flying off store shelves, pushing the company to announce that it's watering down the alcohol content. Apple’s talking about building a watch, and one intriguing feature would be bendable glass. A new book reveals how statistics now affect decision-making in nearly every industry and facet of life. And Sylvester Monroe reports on the vicious economic cycle of violence in Chicago's South Side.

Egypt's economy no better two years after Hosni Mubarak

Unrest returns to the streets two years after the ex-president's ouster, which means more disruption for the country's economy.
Posted In: Egypt, Hosni Mubarak

Is the new pope the 'CEO' of the Vatican?

Pope Benedict’s rare decision to resign won praise as a management move, but his tenure featured marketing and financial challenges.
Posted In: Pope Benedict XVI, pope, Catholic church

The economic costs of violence in Chicago

Over 500 people were killed in Chicago last year. And the soaring murder rate has real economic consequences for the city.
Posted In: Chicago, violence, public housing

Ready for an iWatch?

Apple is reportedly looking to put the smarts of an iPhone on your wrist.
Posted In: apple

LAPD manhunt reward money: Could it pay off?

The Los Angeles Police Department has offered a $1 million for information that leads to the capture of former police officer Christopher Dorner. But some critics say reward money doesn't always work.
Posted In: behavioral economics, reward, Christopher Dorner

Maker's Mark lowers proof rather than run out

Makers of aged bourbon didn't anticipate a surge in popularity in both the U.S. and overseas, so whiskey distilled years ago is running short. Maker's Mark chose to add water to make its bourbon go further.
Posted In: bourbon, alcohol, Maker's Mark

Statistics may sound boring, but they're everywhere

Charles Wheelan's new book "Naked Statistics" has fun with the serious subject of stats.
Posted In: statistics

A few facts about Pope Benedict XVI

The pope announced today he would be resigning at the end of the month.
Posted In: Pope Benedict XVI, pope

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Dig A Little Deeper (Album Version)
Peter Bjorn And John
The Rifle's Spiral
The Shins

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