Marketplace for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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Ahead of tonight's presidential debate, we look at the possibilities of economic growth and whether GOP candidate Mitt Romney will discuss his $17,000 tax deduction plan in more detail. Meanwhile in China, workers are moving closer to home because of an improved economy. And stories on who owns the M-22 highway sign in Michigan, Lenovo's new North Carolina factory, getting paid for tweeting while shopping, and teachers share their Plan B.

There's no place like home? Not if your candidate loses

JetBlue has a new contest it's running; the big prize is a free flight. It's a round-trip flight so you can flee the country...when the candidate you didn't vote for wins.
Posted In: 2012 election, JetBlue

When recommendations pay off online

A growing group of websites lets you cash in on your opinion.
Posted In: Pinterest, social networking, FTC

Who would a $17K cap on tax deductions affect?

Mitt Romney says he wants to lower everyone’s tax rate by 20 percent, and one way of doing that is to restrict deductions of more than $17,000. Experts say Mitt Romney 's deduction cap would mostly impact the wealthy.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, 2012 elections, Taxes

The end of the Great Migration: China's workers return home

Twenty years after the start of China's great migration of farmers leaving rural China to work at factories along the country's coast, workers are beginning to return home, following an investment boom in China's interior.
Posted In: China, China's Economy, China's Society, great migration

Two teachers move in with parents as step one of their Plan B

There are more than five million teachers in this country, but layoffs have forced many to rethink their careers. Michael Kane recently married another out-of-work teacher; they're living with his parents in Ohio.
Posted In: Teachers and Plan B

Lenovo to manufacture computers in N.C.

The world's No. 2 computer maker Lenovo will hire 115 people to build computer servers, laptops and tablets in Whitsett, N.C., near its North American headquarters.
Posted In: computer, manufacturing, China

The hidden side of U.S. economic growth: Is it over?

As President Obama and Mitt Romney practice their talking points and zingers on the American economy, Freakonomics reveals why we may never get big-time economic growth back.
Posted In: economic growth, Economy, Election 2012

Michigan trademark case questions who owns the road

In northern Michigan, there's a fight over a trademark on the sign for the iconic and beautiful M-22 -- a state highway that loops through the Leelanau Peninsula.
Posted In: highways, Michigan, logo, trademark

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