Marketplace for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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The fifth anniversary of the markets’ bull run will soon be upon us. On the principle that “all good things come to an end,” is it time to expect a correction? Later: Sears is closing its store in downtown Chicago, and we take this occasion to consider what Sears and its competitor, Montgomery Ward, were to consumers in the late 1800s: Amazon. And finally: Butterfinger's newest peanut butter-stuffed candy looks - or rather, tastes - familiar. Why would they try to challenge the icon of their industry? We break down this "better" Reese's.

The Chinese Internet's detour to... Wyoming?

Seventy-five percent of Chinese Internet traffic took a day trip to Cheyenne, Wyo.
Posted In: China

Chinese workers fight Wal-Mart for better wages

Wal-Mart’s been in hot water lately with the National Labor Relations Board. But Wal-Mart’s labor problems don’t stop there. Wal-Mart employees in China are filing lawsuits against the company for similar problems.
Posted In: China, Wal-Mart

Is 'art' a dirty word at Sundance?

Grantland's Wesley Morris says studio execs looking to buy flicks are expecting more these days
Posted In: sundance

Lena Dunham, Vogue, and the end of Photoshop?

Could the social media outrage over Lena Dunhams' retouched Vogue photo-shoot spark the end of Photoshop?

Did Google punish Expedia for pulling a Rap Genius move?

Expedia's travel website has been sent to the back of the line in Google's search results.
Posted In: Rap Genius, SEO

Sears, Roebuck: The 19th Century's Amazon

Sears is closing its store in downtown Chicago. We take this occasion to consider what Sears was to consumers in the late 1800s: Amazon.
Posted In: Sears, Amazon

Happy 5th anniversary, bull market?

The fifth anniversary of the markets’ bull run will soon be upon us. On the principle “all good things come to an end,” is it time to expect a correction?
Posted In: bull market

Hey, what a great idea! Chocolate peanut butter cups!

Why on earth would Butterfinger bring out a new product that takes on Reese's?
Posted In: Reese's, Butterfinger, candy

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Paper Planes (DFA Remix)
M.I.A.
Know You
Bonobo
Departure
Bad Girls
M.I.A.
Feelin Fly [Explicit]
Suff Daddy feat. Mariama

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