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Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 26, 2013
Dec 26, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Japan's stock market is on a tear, with the Nikkei closing above 16,000 for the first time since 2007. The news comes after the Bank of Japan's campaign of monetary easing, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's aggressive attempts to revive the Japanese economy. Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto's election campaign. But Transparency International hasn't given Mexico very high marks.

 

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Boxing Day? Is Dec. 26 still a day for sales?

Dec 26, 2013
Americans traditionally head to the mall on the day after Christmas for returns and discounts.

Get your kid a golf cart when she turns 16

Dec 26, 2013
As drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.

Three years post-revolution, a look at Tunisia's economy

Dec 26, 2013
This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring.

Nikkei 16,000!

Dec 26, 2013
Japan's Nikkei stock index closed about 16,000 for the first time since 2007.

Mexico's corruption problem

Dec 26, 2013
Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto's election campaign. But Transparency International hasn't given Mexico very high marks

You found the perfect gift. Ordered it UPS. And uh-oh... It didn't arrive.

Dec 26, 2013
UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time.
Workers sort packages at a UPS facility in Hodgkins, Illinois.
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PODCAST: UPS's Christmas fail

Dec 26, 2013
UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time. This month marks the third anniversary of the Arab Spring. And, as drivers increasingly take them off the putting green, sales of golf carts are expected to grow to $682 million this year.

Japan’s stock market is on a tear, with the Nikkei closing above 16,000 for the first time since 2007. The news comes after the Bank of Japan’s campaign of monetary easing, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s aggressive attempts to revive the Japanese economy. Corruption in Mexico was one of the focal points of President Enrique Peña Nieto’s election campaign. But Transparency International hasn’t given Mexico very high marks.

 

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC