Marketplace for Thursday September 4, 2014
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The European Central Bank today made a surprise decision to cut interest rates and promote stimulus. Though some say this move comes too late in the day to be much help to European economies, others welcome the cut as a bold move. We look at the ramifications of the decision in Europe and for the U.S. Plus, the days of wild gains in productivity feel like so long ago. There was a huge dip in the first quarter, and revised figures out today show there’s only been slow growth in the last year. We put it into context. Also, facing off against Thursday Night Football… Shonda Rhimes!!! ABC has stacked its prime-time lineup with three dramas by the woman who has changed the look of prime time with her diverse casts. What do Rhimes’ dramas bring, and how’s ABC’s “It’s Shonda Night” strategy likely to work?
Posted In: hotels, hotel minibars, fees
As long as we keep coming back for the cheap rooms, fees won’t be going anywhere.
Posted In: productivity, growth, figures
We've been stuck at around a 1 percent increase for the past few years, but the context has changed.
Posted In: trucks, big oil, North Dakota
Some oil boomtown pickup truck owners make a statement by "rolling coal."
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