Marketplace for Thursday, November 8, 2012
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McDonald’s sales are down for the first time since 2003. AT&T has decided to scrap their landlines and invest in wireless services instead. Walmart is ramping things up for Black Friday especially early this year. Amy Scott talks to a teacher who taught high school at Chicago’s Cook County Jail. Germany houses about half of its gold in a vault beneath the Federal Reserve building, and some Germans are anxious to know if the gold is actually there. And China is going through a major leadership change.
Posted In: China, Hu Jintao, Xi Jinping
The 18th Party Congress will hand power from the President Hu Jintao to his successor, Xi Jinping. It's so carefully managed, the government have removed window cranks from taxicabs, so would-be protesters can't cram leaflets in ping-pong balls and throw them at party delegates.
Posted In: 2012 election, advertising
For months, political advertising glutted the airwaves in election swing states like Ohio, Florida and New Hampshire. Now that the election is over, there are cheap openings for regular advertisers. But they won't last long.
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