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Marketplace for Wednesday, October 3, 2012

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When it comes to social media, it's easy to know what your friends like. But what you may not know is that if you click on one of those things, your "friend" might be getting a commission. We wade into the murky waters of recommendations and advertising. Also, the Chinese computer-maker Lenovo is opening a new factory in Whitsett, North Carolina -- hundreds upon hundreds of miles from where most computers are from. Plus we have the latest entry in our Plan B teacher series and visit with our friends over in the world of Freakonomics.

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

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