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.
Posted In: Egypt, 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: behavioral economics, reward, Christopher Dorner
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: statistics
Charles Wheelan's new book "Naked Statistics" has fun with the serious subject of stats.