Marketplace for Thursday, February 24, 2011

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Marketplace for Thursday, February 24, 2011

Air Force awards $35 billion tanker contract to Boeing

Even though America's Boeing got the contract today for a fleet of new refueling planes, this third go-around might not be a charm.
Posted In: Airlines

General Motors turns first profit since 2004

GM's best year since the heyday of the SUV craze comes as oil prices are surging. How well placed is the carmaker to keep its momentum?
Posted In: Auto

Experian adds rent payments to credit reports

This credit bureau is adding rent payment history to the credit card and mortgage data it keeps on creditors. That may not be a bad thing for increasing numbers of renters.
Posted In: Credit Cards

In "oil rich" countries, not all are rich

Unequal wealth distribution in the Middle East is behind much of the recent turmoil. Often, in "oil rich" countries, only a few share the wealth.
Posted In: Oil

All Oscars all the time

The Academy Awards will be a non-stop marketing and social networking fest. It's all about making big live events pay off far beyond the broadcast.
Posted In: Entertainment

Tablet wars take off

Motorola introduces the Xoom today and it's pricier than the iPad. Next week comes the iPad 2. And there's a pipeline full of tablets in the works. Features matter, but success may be all about the cost.

Middle Eastern brain drain hits home

Skilled professionals from poor Middle Eastern countries find the future is brighter abroad. But this brain drain is hurting poor countries like Jordan.

All going up: Oil prices, gas prices, a good glass of wine

File this under everything is related: The rise and decline of oil and wine prices march almost in lockstep.
Posted In: Food, Oil

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