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America woos overseas tourists

Apr 24, 2012
Since 9/11, America's share of worldwide tourism has dropped 30 percent. A new ad campaign hopes to reverse the trend.

Hasbro changes the rules of board game biz

Apr 23, 2012
Hasbro plans to revamp games like Monopoly and Life, after a 10 percent industry slump in game and puzzle sales last year.

Nestle in talks to buy Pfizer's baby food business

Apr 18, 2012
Reuters reports Nestle is closing in on a deal to buy Pfizer's infant nutrition business for up to $10 billion. That's a lot of baby formula.

Citigroup investors push back on exec pay packages

Apr 18, 2012
Fifty-five percent of the bank's shareholders voted against pay packages for top execs, including $15 million in compensation for CEO Vikram Pandit. The vote is advisory only, though, and thus doesn't actually force a change in Citi's pay practices.

When Google gets fined

Apr 16, 2012
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Second month of positive signs in retail

Apr 16, 2012
The Commerce Department reports retail sales rose more than expected in March, by a solid 0.8 percent.

Hey 'Taxman,' take a listen to this!

Apr 13, 2012
Former disc jockey and current Marketplace reporter Bob Moon shares 1040-themed songs over the decades.

Faulty background checks hurt job hunters

Apr 11, 2012
The National Consumer Law Center says it's the wild west for background-screening report companies that provide shoddy reports.

GOP-friendly super PACs can now focus money on Obama

Apr 11, 2012
Rick Santorum's exit from the GOP primary race means the super PAC money that kept his presidential bid alive will now likely be spent on anti-Obama attack ads.

Santorum calls it quits

Apr 10, 2012
Rick Santorum’s decision to bow out of the presidential race frees up millions of dollars that Republicans can now spend to fight Obama.