Marketplace for Thursday, January 3, 2013
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The Federal Trade Commission announced that Google has agreed to allow competitors access to patents on technologies needed to make devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets. Family Dollar lowered its profit outlook for this year. Your disposed Christmas tree may be part of a new sand dune or riverbed. Jeff Speck talks about his new book "Walkable City," which takes a look at Americans' desire for cities where you can get around without cars. And Scott Tong reviews the movie "Promised Land," which is about a drilling company that wants to use hydraulic fracturing in a rural Pennsylvania town.
Posted In: fracking
Dead cows in Pennsylvania? Sorting out fact from fiction in the new feature movie "Promised Land" starring Matt Damon, which examines the underworld of the booming industry of hydraulic fracturing
Posted In: Al Jazeera, media, Current TV
Al Jazeera buys Current TV but will American audiences tune in?
Posted In: Google, FTC, Internet search
After a 19-month investigation, the Federal Trade Commission says it found no evidence Google violated anti-trust laws. The company has agreed to license essential patents for rivals' products.
Posted In: Christmas tree, recycling
There are all sorts of ways to recycle Christmas trees: Mulch. Sand dune retainers. Even crappie fishermen get in on it.