Marketplace for Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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After being bailed out by the government in 2008, AIG is considering suing the U.S. government over the terms of the bailout. With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, businesses that once solely depended on the L.A. movie industry have to find new ways to make money. The battle between austerity and stimulus is being hashed out by Britain’s coalition government. Retail pharmacies are using the flu vaccine to make big bucks. Low-wage warehouse workers are suing Walmart for wage theft, even though they don't directly work for the retailer. And coin designer Garrett Burke talks about his concept for a proposed trillion-dollar coin.

U.K. government battles to cut deficit

The U.K.'s coalition government has just passed the halfway point in its first term. Critics say its continuing tough talk on austerity is constraining growth.
Posted In: U.K., Britain, david cameron, deficit-cutting, austerity

What would the trillion dollar coin look like?

Coin designer Garret Burke gives two cents on what a trillion dollar coin would look like
Posted In: currency, design

Pharmacies look to leverage flu shots

Drug store chains see flu shots as step towards increased health care offerings.
Posted In: vaccine, flu, pharmacy

Short line railroads face tough track ahead

Even with a new tax break for upgraded train tracks, short line railroads have trouble picking up business.
Posted In: short line railroad, rail, railroad, Transportation

Sing a song of Walmart -- pro or con

A sonic tour of Walmart fans and foes as a judge moves a case against Walmart one step forward.
Posted In: Walmart, unions, working conditions, low-wage work

Less biz from Hollywood has some L.A. companies scrambling

With more and more movies being filmed outside of Hollywood, Los Angeles businesses that once solely depended on the movie industry have to find new ways to make money.
Posted In: hollywood, california, film, Entertainment

Not everyone in oil-boom country finds what they want

The oil boom in North Dakota has attracted tens of thousands of people looking for work. There are a lot of jobs, but it's not a boom for everyone.
Posted In: Black Gold Boom, North Dakota

AIG: 'Thanks for the bailout. See you in court?'

AIG board mulls whether to join a former CEO in suing the U.S. government for shortchanging shareholders in a $182 billion financial crisis bailout.
Posted In: AIG, bailout, bank bailout

Action figures for 'Django Unchained'

Quentin Tarantino's new film has some possibly controversial merchandise.
Posted In: film, Entertainment

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Enough (Instrumental)
Dujeous
Vase
Miike Snow, Miike Snow
Palace Chalice
Mux Mool
The Rifle's Spiral
The Shins
Sleeping Ute
Grizzly Bear
Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings