From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s an extended look at what’s coming up next week. Yep, a whole week, so grab a seat:
- The first singing telegram is believed to have been delivered on February 10, 1933. Oh, how thoughtful.
- Every dog has its day. Or in this case, two days at the top of the week. The annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show takes place in New York City.
- It was 65 years ago that we met the character Willy Loman when "Death of a Salesman" premiered on Broadway. In a recent revival the role was played by the late Philip Seymour Hoffman. Miss him already.
- On Tuesday, some people observe 'Get Out Your Guitar Day.' I don’t ... and I’m so glad my neighbors don’t either.
- On hump day … a look at the nation’s balance sheet. The Treasury department issues its monthly statement for January.
- February 14th is Valentines’ Day. If you haven’t bought a card yet, do it now or you’ll end up with something less-than-fantastic. Because those guys who thought ahead have already cleaned out the cool cards with nice sentiments. Go. Go now.
- And while I started with dogs, this one is for the birds. To benefit our feathered friends, the annual Great Backyard Bird Count begins on Friday. Creating a record of where the birds are. I’m exhausted just thinking about it.
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