Aug 5, 2010

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, August 5, 2010

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Are Internet apps killing the telephone number?

Aug 5, 2010
Internet apps from Vonage to Skype are making the act of dialing a telephone number obsolete.

Google, Verizon deal could change net neutrality

Aug 5, 2010
A deal between Google and Verizon could set the stage for big companies to pay for the privilege of speeding up delivery of their own content to consumers.

Truck weight limits worry Wisconsin timber industry

Aug 5, 2010
Wisconsin's $26 billion timber industry is concerned about a weight limit trend that towns are considering in order to preserve state roads.

Law would help Chinese workers unionize

Aug 5, 2010
A proposed law in China's main manufacturing province would give workers the right to represent themselves.

Sell the right to immigrate to the highest bidder?

Aug 5, 2010
An American Nobel Laureate is proposing a radical solution in the U.S. immigration debate: auctioning off the right to a green card.

$26B bill would save 300,000 government worker jobs

Aug 5, 2010
Democrats have eked out a victory on a bill that would send $26 billion in aid to the states and fund the jobs of 300,000 teachers, cops, firefighters and health care workers.

Companies can use trademarks as Google keywords

Aug 5, 2010
A European court has ruled Google can allow advertisers to use other companies' trademarks as registered keywords in their ads.

The DC-3 is still in demand

Aug 5, 2010
The DC-3 is still around and kicking, even though the last one was made in the 1940's. The plane is credited with shaping today's commercial airline industry.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC

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