Marketplace for Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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After yesterday's tornado in Moore, Okla. -- where residents got about 15 minutes of warning -- we ask if tornado prediction has gotten better, and how it can continue to improve. What would it have taken to get more than 15 minutes? In tech-ish news, Apple's tax issue comes to the Hill with Tim Cook. But Apple isn't the only company that has funds beyond the reach of the IRS. Also, before you order dinner, news is out that Grubhub and Seamless, two online delivery services, are merging. Just how do these services make money and what about the restaurants?
Posted In: apple, tim cook, Carl Levin, corporate tax
Senator Carl Levin says big companies are abusing tax loopholes. Apple's Tim Cook says they uphold the spirit of the law.
Posted In: oklahoma, tornado
Recovery begins for those in the tornado's wake in Moore, Okla.
Posted In: tornado, weather, Science
Prediction for tornadoes like the one in Moore, Okla., has gotten pretty good. Building thousands of new radar stations would make it better.
Posted In: tim cook, apple, corporate tax, corporations
Apple’s $100 billion in overseas cash is just part of the nearly $2 trillion in U.S. corporate funds that are beyond the reach of the IRS. What difference could that money make if it was brought home?
Posted In: Grubhub, Seamless, delivery services, Food
Two of the biggest restaurant takeout services, Grubhub and Seamless, will merge. A look at exactly how their business works, and how individual restaurants factor in.
Posted In: nutella, Food
Nutella-maker Ferrero called for an end to the day celebrating the chocolate hazelnut treat, then backed off.