The numbers for July 17, 2013: Shape up


The number of refund checks being mailed to purchasers of Skechers Shape-up shoes. Earlier this year, Skechers agreed to pay a $40 million settlement for advertising unfounded claims that the shoes toned thighs, butts and abs. (CNN Money)


Bank industry profits are on the up and up, while tech companies ... not so much. Bank of America reported profits up 63 percent for the period April-June. Yesterday, Yahoo's earnings missed the mark slightly. Intel and Ebay are expected to post muted earnings as well today. (NYT)

Day 1

ESPN is looking to clean up the discourse on its website. After permitting anonymous comments for over five years, the site is requiring posters to sign in via Facebook. (Marketplace)

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Katie Long is an associate producer for the Marketplace Morning Report.
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