Mar 11, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, March 11, 2013

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Michael Dell's plan to buy his computer company back from shareholders is turning into a bit of a challenge. At least one major shareholder, Carl Icahn, is saying shareholders should get more out of the deal. China's government says it…

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How much is a save worth? Mariano Rivera to retire

Mar 11, 2013
The Yankees’ relief pitcher will finally hang up his cleats after this season. Rivera changed the way baseball owners look at the value of a great closer.

It's Patch Tuesday! Party time!

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Mar 11, 2013
For IT professionals, Microsoft has invented a holiday -- of sorts. The second Tuesday of every month is the day Microsoft releases the latest batch of security patches for it's software: Patch Tuesday. This week, the company has more than…

Is China's one-child policy on the way out?

Mar 11, 2013
China's government has announced plans to remove power from the agency that oversees the country's controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule.

At Intrade, all bets are off due to financial probe

Mar 11, 2013
Intrade, the online betting site, has shut up shop as it investigates financial irregularities. The Irish based company allowed customers to bet on a wide range of non-sporting events including U.S. elections and the Academy Awards.

Betting money on a dead horse: Seriously

Mar 11, 2013
Some in Nebraska are pushing for betting machines of 'historical horse races' at thoroughbred race tracks. The machines allow wagering on the outcomes of past races. Critics say they’re basically slot machines and would constitute expanded gambling.

Japan marks two year anniversary of tsunami

Mar 11, 2013
Today's anniversary is being marked with protests against nuclear power in Japan. But can the country sustain a non-nuclear energy policy?

Chinese consumers hit tough times

Mar 11, 2013
Global markets are mixed this morning after China reported that inflation hit a ten-month high in February and consumer spending came in worse than expected.

Whole Foods to label all genetically modified foods

Mar 11, 2013
The grocery chain Whole Foods has announced it will require all of its products that contain genetically modified food ingredients to be labeled that way by 2018.

PODCAST: Whole Foods GMO, 'Patch' day tomorrow

Mar 11, 2013
Get ready for Patch Tuesday, a new software holiday of sorts from Microsoft. Japan marks two year anniversary of the tsunami. And Whole Foods plans to label all genetically modified foods in its stores by 2018.

Michael Dell’s plan to buy his computer company back from shareholders is turning into a bit of a challenge. At least one major shareholder, Carl Icahn, is saying shareholders should get more out of the deal. China’s government says it plans to strip power away from the agency that oversees the country’s controversial one-child policy. Observers say this could spell the beginning of the end for the rule. And over the weekend, Mariano Rivera announced his retirement from the New York Yankees. We take a look at how his career changed the game for Major League Baseball.

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