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Mar 8, 2012

Marketplace Morning Report for Thursday, March 8, 2012

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It's deadline day -- again -- in Greece, but if all goes well, we'll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is…

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'SimCity' to return next year, in 3D

Mar 8, 2012
The first "SimCity" came out 23 years ago. But a new version will debut next year. How will it fare in the competitive gaming market?

Investors face deadline to prevent Greek default

Mar 8, 2012
Private bond holders have until this afternoon to decide if they'll take major losses on their investments in order to keep Greece out of a messy default, and avoid another global crisis.

Early numbers for February show action in job market

Mar 8, 2012
Today, we learned from the job placement firm, Challenger, Gray & Christmas about the number of planned layoffs at American companies in February.

How gas prices are affecting Americans

Mar 8, 2012
According to the latest Gallup data, Americans could withstand over $5 a gallon for gasoline before they had to significantly change their buying habits.

Manning meant millions to the Colts

Mar 8, 2012
The quarterback helped boost the Colts' net worth to more than $1 billion.

Apple fights for 'iPad' in China

Mar 8, 2012
A day after Apple announced the latest iPad, the company is just as busy in China, where its lawyers are fighting a court decision that ruled Apple doesn't own the trademarked name 'iPad' there.

Tennessee city sets its sights on its very own typeface

Mar 8, 2012
The city of Chattanooga, Tenn., wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface to be used in everything from stationary to street signs.

Taking a loss on Greek bonds

Mar 8, 2012
Private investors are being asked to accept big losses on their loans to Greece, in order for the country to get more bailout money and avoid a messy default that could send Europe back into crisis. About two-thirds of bondholders…

The next crisis in Europe?

Mar 8, 2012
If Greece will soon be out of the woods, at least temporarily, other European nations are still at risk of financial collapse.

Jobs market holds firm, McDonald's continues to grow

Mar 8, 2012
The American economy seems to be moving along at a healthy clip, from jobs to hamburgers.

American Airlines employees hurt by bankruptcy

Mar 8, 2012
American Airlines floated the idea of eliminating pension programs for workers to help its financial situation. But now the airline is backing away from that idea.

Some Greek bond holders want to avoid major loss

Mar 8, 2012
With the risk of a Greek default hanging in the air, why would some bond holders of Greek debt vote against a reduction of the country's debt?

PODCAST: Waiting on Greece, Mickey D's grows

Mar 8, 2012
It's deadline day -- again -- in Greece, but if all goes well, we'll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is…
Scaffolding surrounds the Pantheon on the Acropolis as the sun rises on Februray 16, 2012 in Athens, Greece.
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McDonald's growing strongly in the U.S.

Mar 8, 2012
Like any company with more than 30,000 locations, McDonald's sales figures give us a snapshot of the global economy.

It’s deadline day — again — in Greece, but if all goes well, we’ll get past this hurdle in the European Debt Crisis and probably move on to another one. For the first time in 15 years, Peyton Manning is no longer an Indianapolis Colt. In China, the maker of the iPad’s lawyers are fighting a Chinese court decision that ruled Apple doesn’t own the trademark for the name iPad in China. And the city of Chattanooga, Tenn. wants to join a growing list of U.S. cities with its own typeface, to be used in everything from
stationary to street signs.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC