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San Francisco tops trick-or-treat rankings

Oct 21, 2011
Zillow has released its list of the top 20 trick-or-treat destinations in the US. Top of the charts: San Francisco. The city scored highest on w...
Posted In: Halloween, Marketplace Daily Pulse, The Breakdown: Economy, zillow

Few women make Fortune's 'hottest' list

Oct 20, 2011
"They're the hottest young stars in business across the globe," Fortune Magazine says, but only six of them are women. Of Fortune's 40 Under 40,...
Posted In: fortune, glass ceiling, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

DeLorean Motors aims for electrifying comeback

Oct 19, 2011
I grew up with DeLorean. Literally. Not just because I saw "Back to the Future" numerous times, but I also lived around the corner from the DeLor...
Posted In: delorean autos back to the future gullwing jobs electric green, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

What a crock: Low expectations hammer Crocs, Inc.

Oct 18, 2011
Crocs Inc., purveyors of rubbery footwear, fell off a cliff this morning. The company's stock dropped 35 percent after it told investors that it expects poor sales and falling profits because of the economic slowdown.
Posted In: Crocs, guidance, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, shares, shoes, The Breakdown: Economy

Happy bday #OWS: protest is one month old today

Oct 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street from David Sauvage on Vimeo. The Occupy Wall Street protests celebrate their one-month anniversary today, with the news that ...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Occupy Wall Street, The Breakdown: Economy

Jill Schlesinger: Retail therapy? Americans spend more but feel worse

Oct 14, 2011
My first boss once said to me: "Watch what they do and ignore what they say." He was referring to consumers, who despite telling pollsters that t...
Posted In: jill schlesinger, Occupy Wall Street, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy

Tan tax tanks. Feds fail to collect on salons

Oct 13, 2011
One of the most widely-reported parts of "Obamacare" was the 10 percent tax on tanning salons that was added to the bill. The tax was intended to...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Taxes, The Breakdown: Economy

Harrisburg implodes -- what other municipalities are in danger?

Oct 12, 2011
When I was a lad I decorated my room with a poster of a nuclear mushroom cloud, with "Harrisburg is Everywhere" written in big letters across the...
Posted In: bankruptcy, debt, harrisburg, Marketplace Daily Pulse, municipality, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Dollar store sells for big bucks

Oct 11, 2011
Discount and dollar stores have become so popular with shoppers that big-time investors -- who would have turned up their noses a few years ago -...
Posted In: dollar store, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

Get on the bus with Kai Ryssdal

Oct 10, 2011
The Breakdown: What's working in the job market from Marketplace on Vimeo. Last week Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal and a small team rode the bus ...
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