Marketplace for Monday, February 18, 2013
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On this President's Day holiday, we explore whether it's legal to use images of presidents for commercial purposes. Are you planning to eat some potatoes today? The state of Idaho is worried about knock-off potatoes, specifically from Turkey. Plus, we look at India's gun market, why it's so hard to refinance student loans, and how robots may steal our manufacturing jobs. Also, what would it take to get you to leave some change in the tip jar? A strategy to get people to leave that extra dollar.
Posted In: marketing, presidents
Did you spot any sales using presidents to hawk their wares? Ever wonder if that's... legal?
Posted In: turkey, idaho, potatoes, trademark
It may sound like a Thanksgiving dinner food fight, but it's actually a serious battle over knock-offs. Potato-proud Idaho is fighting against Turkey, the country.
Posted In: tips, tipping
Every shop seems to have its own way of soliciting tips at the counter. But there might be only really good way to earn those extra dollars.
Posted In: India, guns
India is the world's second largest market for guns after the U.S. Gun control in India is tight, but the black market in arms flourishes. Some 85 percent of guns owned are illegally owned.
Posted In: Lakers
L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss died today after battling cancer. He led the Lakers to 10 league championships and was also an innovative businessman.