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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

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

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

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

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

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

The Fed turns a healthy profit in 2010

Oct 3, 2011
The Marketplace Daily Pulse is beating faster today thanks to all the profit raining down from American's central banking system, the Federal...
Posted In: Marketplace Daily Pulse, The Fed

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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