Marketplace for Monday, May 28, 2012

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Happy Memorial Day. If you're ditching the barbeques and looking to shop, some retailers are hoping you'll head to your computer. We look at the growing trend of "summer hours" -- when employees work more from Mondays to Thursdays and get Fridays off. A Miami hardware store is ditching the penny. Texas will soon hold its Republican primary. We explore the growing influence of Latino voters in the state. In Spain, officials are trying to figure out how to rescue one of its biggest banks. Libya is facing economic uncertainty ahead of its June elections. Here in the U.S., one commentator argues that it's time to decriminalize marijuana. And author Joel Stein discusses manly investing.

The Latino vote surging in Texas

There's no suspense about the outcome of the Texas Republican primary, but the future of elections there might change with its population.
Posted In: texas, Latino community, Hispanics, Latino voters

Libya's economy facing big challenges

Libya has delayed its elections in June. The political instability is creating economic uncertainty.
Posted In: Libya

Retailers want online Memorial Day shoppers

You've heard of Cyber Monday in November. Well, retailers now want an online holiday for Memorial Day.
Posted In: online shopping, online retail, Memorial Day

Chasing marijuana users comes at too high a cost

Decriminalizing marijuana could help ease taxpayer burden.
Posted In: marijuana, pot, taxpayers

Miami hardware store swears off the penny

Miami Herald reporter Douglas Hanks on why a hardware store has decided to get rid of the penny and what it's done for business.
Posted In: Miami, penny

Bailed-out Bankia stock takes a beating

Analysts say U.S. investors don't have much exposure to the Spanish bank.
Posted In: bankia, spain

Joel Stein on manliness and money

From joining the Marines to fighting a UFC champion, author Joel Stein took on the crucibles of masculinity and came away with some interesting personal finance insights.
Posted In: masculinity, men, Books, joel stein

Summer Fridays off are a growing job perk

A way for companies to sweeten benefits at little cost.
Posted In: summer, employee benefits, benefits

Is the airport pat-down coming to an end?

Maybe in the distant future. The Department of Homeland Security wants technology companies to design a scanning device that would replace the pat-down.
Posted In: airports, Homeland Security, technology

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Facing The Sun
Treefight For Sunlight
Cover Your Tracks
Young Galaxy
Something Came Over Me
Wild Flag
For Now
Twin Shadow

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