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Scoop! Ben & Jerry's supports Occupy Wall Street

Oct 10, 2011
Ben and Jerry's lent its impeccable liberal credentials to the Occupy Wall Street protests today. Or its cows did, at least. The ice cream compan...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Occupy Wall Street, The Breakdown: Economy
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How China's growth could help us

Oct 7, 2011
If the jobs news today didn't inspire you, consider reading the latest report from the Boston Consulting Group....
Posted In: China, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Top banana -- Jobs bio hits No. 1 on Amazon

Oct 6, 2011
How much did people love Steve Jobs? Enough to push his biography to the top of the Amazon bestseller list -- even though the book hasn't even b...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, steve jobs, The Breakdown: Economy
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Hiring up for the holidays

Oct 5, 2011
The department store Kohl's is hiring 40,000 seasonal workers for the holidays. That's up five percent from last year. Macy's, JC Penney and Meij...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, Retail, The Breakdown: Economy
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Casino cheating rises

Oct 4, 2011
We know people are gambling more in this down economy - but cheating more too? The *Las Vegas Sun *quotes security officials at gaming firms sayi...
Posted In: gambling, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Iced out - Friendly's to file for bankruptcy

Sep 30, 2011
Riskiest restaurant stocks, based on Prof Ed Altman's Altman-Z score source: The Street.com There's nothing like an ice cream to boost your mor...
Posted In: bankruptcy friendly's restaurants debt financing ice-cream, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Debit downer: BofA to charge card fee

Sep 29, 2011
Five bucks a month. That's what you'll be paying for a Bank of America debit card starting next year.
Posted In: Bank of America, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy
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Murders & acquisitions -- traders are psycho: study

Sep 28, 2011
It's something that all of us, even traders themselves, have suspected -- traders are even more psycho than the average psycho!...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, rogue traders, The Breakdown: Economy
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Goldman Sachs cuts go deep

Sep 27, 2011
Goldman Sachs announced several months ago that it would make deep cuts in its operations to save as much as $1.2 billion. Today we heard those c...
Posted In: Goldman Sachs, Marketplace Daily Pulse, News Brief, The Breakdown: Economy

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