Marketplace for Thursday, January 30, 2014

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The American economy grew 3.2 percent in the fourth quarter, despite a government shutdown and despite a disappointing holiday shopping season. Businesses are buying equipment, but what are consumers spending our money on? Hint: It’s not household goods, and it's not cars. It's not Exxon, either: The company just announced its fourth quarter earnings dropped 16 percent, on lower production and weaker refining margins. Finally, a bona fide high: Facebook stock is up substantially today, thanks to some positive sales news and profit projections. The company looks a lot different to investors than it did a year ago.

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney on pushing boundaries and his biggest weakness

In this next installment of ConJan versations from the Corner Office, American Apparel CEO Dov Charney talks about his plans for the future.
Posted In: American Apparel, Dov Charney

Peyton Manning's New Jersey tax bill

A financial incentive to win, courtesy of the Garden State
Posted In: football, Super Bowl

The 5 steps of snow day acceptance

Commentator Beth Teitell feels for parents stuck at home on snow days
Posted In: snow, parents

U.K. spat over women's pay in the financial sector

The leader of one of Britain's fastest growing political parties has sparked some outrage
Posted In: feminism, United Kingdom (U.K.), Nigel Farage, maternity leave

Facebook is dead. Long live Facebook.

The company looks a lot better to investors than it did a year ago
Posted In: Facebook, mobile ads

When oil money runs dry

Big oil companies have to go farther and use expensive, new technology to tap oil deposits
Posted In: fracking, energy, Exxon

The United States of new shoes

The U.S. economy showed some solid growth last quarter -- mostly because American consumers were spending more
Posted In: Economy, consumer goods, shoes

Casino buses get lots of business, despite mounting accidents

Casino buses are only loosely regulated by the federal government, despite a spate of recent crashes
Posted In: casinos, buses, transporation

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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
They Want Real
Dr. Banard [Explicit]
Suff Daddy

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