Datebook

Imagine a landscape free of shopping carts

Michelle Philippe Feb 12, 2014
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Datebook

Imagine a landscape free of shopping carts

Michelle Philippe Feb 12, 2014
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From the Marketplace Datebook, here’s a look at what’s coming up Thursday:  

  • In Washington, the Commerce Department issues retail sales data for January.
  • The International Energy Agency releases its monthly oil market report on supply and demand around the globe.
  • If you spot an orphaned shopping cart on your block help it find its way home. February is ‘Return Shopping Carts to the Supermarket Month.’ Hey, does pushing a grocery cart across a parking lots count as exercise?
  • Musician Peter Gabriel turns 64.
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture is schedule to release its ten-year agricultural projections. The report is published each February.

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