Marketplace for Tuesday, September 3, 2013
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Microsoft acquires Nokia in a $7.2 billion deal that aims to make Microsoft a player in the mobile-phone market. Next, after two years of radiation leaks, Japan steps in to get the worsening Fukushima disaster under control. What will nearly $500 million buy? One possibility is a wall of ice that will seal the reactors and their contaminated water from the ocean. And finally, Samsung goes all Dick Tracy.
Posted In: movie, hollywood, Hispanic
Hollywood's relationship with the Latino market has always been hit or miss. This weekend, one movie bucked the trend.
Posted In: Housing, housing crisis, TARP
The Treasury Department has changed the rules on a program meant to help people hit by the housing crisis stay in their homes, allowing states to use some money from the $7.6 billion foreclosure prevention program to demolish homes instead.
Posted In: Fukushima, tsunami, nuclear radiation, Japan
Japan's latest response to the Fukushima radiation leak sounds like science fiction: A wall of ice. Ice walls are common in tunneling; it's the radiation that makes this job different.
Posted In: Microsoft, nokia, apple, smartphones
Microsoft acquires Nokia in a $7.2 billion deal that aims to make Microsoft a player in the mobile-phone market.
Posted In: Airlines, British Airways, Twitter
British Airways lost his luggage; he took to Twitter to vent about it. And then targeted tweets to British Airways' thousands of followers.