Marketplace for Monday, March 19, 2012

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Apple announced it's paying its first dividend to shareholders in nearly 18 years. The Federal Aviation Administration may be taking a second look at their policy on electronics usage aboard airplanes. We look at what the CNC machine is, what it does and why it's so important to U.S. manufacturing. A number of car manufacturers are producing hydrogen-powered vehicles, but don't expect to see them in the U.S. anytime soon. Quarterback Peyton Manning has reportedly signed on to play football with the Denver Broncos. So what will happen to Tim Tebow?

FAA to reconsider e-book policy

Currently e-books are banned from planes during taxi, take-off and landing. But as New York Times reporter Nick Bilton discovered, the FAA has recently decided to take a "fresh look" at its digital reader policy.
Posted In: Airlines, airline industry, e-books, FAA

Skilled workers needed to run high-tech CNC machines

CNC machines have changed the way we manufacture parts in the US. Now the machines are changing how we hire our workers.
Posted In: manufacturing, CNC machines

Don't listen to Occupy Wall Street

Commentator Kim Clark says for real solutions to what ails the financial industry, we should be listening to the actual occupants of Wall Street.
Posted In: Occupy Wall Street, Occupy

Hydrogen-powered cars are coming

Toyota and other automakers plan to sell "tens of thousands" of hydrogen-powered vehicles by the end of this decade. But it might be a while before hydrogen cars hit U.S. roads.
Posted In: hydrogen, Auto

How governments failed the global economy

Our financial troubles here and abroad stem from a confluence of causes. But if governments can do anything to fix our economic situation, shouldn't they have already?
Posted In: global economy, global economics

Tebow on the blocks

Quarterback Payton Manning heads for Denver, which leaves the popular but uneven Tebow in football purgatory.
Posted In: football, Sports, NFL, Tim Tebow, Peyton Manning

Apple, changing to the core, offers dividend

Apple, after amassing nearly $100 billion in cash, bows to shareholder pressure for a dividend. Investors want Apple to keep growing fast too.
Posted In: apple, dividends

Mets owners settle Madoff suit

The owners of the New York Mets, who were Bernard Madoff investors and friends, agree to pay $162 million of gains from the Ponzi scheme.
Posted In: ponzi, Bernie Madoff, New York Mets

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The Stranger
RJD2
Footloose
Kenny Loggins
Rock & Folk
Marc Grau
Let the Music (Instrumental)
Oddisee

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