Marketplace for Wednesday, February 2, 2011

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Marketplace for Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Some big corporations pay taxes that aren't so high

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt talks with Bob Moon about the paradox of corporate taxes: why big corporations like Yahoo and General Electric pay taxes that aren't very high, and whether anything can be done about it.
Posted In: Taxes

Big storms drive trade in snow derivatives

Snow derivatives started trading only two years ago -- and it's been snowing ever since.
Posted In: Investing

Egypt bank closures halt remittances

The shutdown of banks in Egypt is blocking Egyptians working overseas from sending money home. Remittances are nearly as important to the economy as tourism.
Posted In: Banks, Personal Finance

Letters: Trash for energy, the costs of telecommuting

Bob Moon reads your reactions to stories we've aired.

Search smackdown for Google and Bing

Google runs a search-engine sting operation that appears to catch Microsoft in the act of copying Google's algorithm. It's the latest battle in the escalating war between the giants.
Posted In: Internet

Treasury resets debt ceiling to April or May

Some lawmakers don't want to lift that $14 trillion ceiling. Instead, they say pay interest to holders of government debt. Everyone else could get left holding the bag.

FRUM: The economics of political unrest

The demonstrations across Egypt have brought the possibility of political change to the country. And the economy has a lot to do with it.

Bulgaria -- better economy brings no happiness

In recent years the economy of Bulgaria has improved but country's citizens do not seem to be much happier.

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