Marketplace for Monday, October 14, 2013

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We’re told the country may default on some of its debt obligations if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling. But default is such a general term -- what does it mean, exactly? The three men awarded the Nobel Prize in economics are all involved in pricing and stock market indices: Robert Shiller was co-creator of the Case-Shiller housing index; Eugene Fama was engaged in work on stock market price prediction and Peter Hansen helped develop methods of asset pricing.  And, finally, it takes a lot of time – and money – to find the "perfect" plaintiff for a groundbreaking Supreme Court case, but it can make a difference.  
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Starbucks' trademarks the 'Fizzio'

Ad Age is reporting that Starbucks has made a trademark filing for the the word.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee
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The drama behind mergers and acquisitions

You may think mergers and acquisitions are dry, but a new book spells out the gritty drama behind the scenes.
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions, Books, finance
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Justin Timberlake concert sold out? Blame ticket bots

To free up tickets for concerts and sporting events, California is the latest state to ban ticket bot programs.
Posted In: california, ticketmaster, stubhub, Ticket Bots
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Mexicans guard oil wealth jealously

International experts view Mexico's oil industry as inefficient and in need of help.
Posted In: Mexico, Oil, Pemex
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And the Nobel goes to: Rationality (and irrationality)

The three men awarded the Nobel Prize in economics are all involved in pricing and stock market indices.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, Robert Shiller, stock markets
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Here's exactly what will happen if we default on Thursday

We’re told the country may default on some of its debt obligations if Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013

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