Jan 8, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Tuesday, January 8, 2013

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Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner caught on fire yesterday after landing in Boston. No passengers were injured, but the verdict is still out on the injuries Boeing might suffer. How big is the 'marriage penalty' in the new fiscal cliff deal?…

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I do? Tallying up the marriage penalty in the new fiscal deal

Jan 8, 2013
The fiscal cliff deal raises taxes on individuals making at least $400,000 and couples making at least $450,000. Of course, 400 plus 400 does not equal 450. So what's going on?

Boeing Dreamliner fire: Just a bunch of smoke?

Jan 8, 2013
Boeing's new 787 Dreamliner caught on fire yesterday after landing in Boston. No passengers were injured, but the verdict is still out on the injuries Boeing might suffer.

'Going forward': 2012's best and worst corporate lingo

Jan 8, 2013
The corporate world is full of jargon and marketing fluff. Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway shares her round up of the best and worst of the lingo.

TV advertisers learn to cope with DVR

Jan 8, 2013
Almost half of American homes have a DVR, so viewers can record shows and watch them after they air, and advertisers are starting to come around to the concept.

Walmart faces unprecedented lawsuit from contract workers

Jan 8, 2013
Walmart has been added to a class action suit by workers who don't actually work for Walmart.

Chinese journalists strike for second day

Jan 8, 2013
Chinese journalists protesting against government censorship hold a second day of strikes in the southern province of Guangdong.

Silent hybrid cars to get a soundtrack

Jan 8, 2013
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking to pass a new rule that would require silent electric and hybrid cars to make more noise.

End of the year earnings: Has the buck finally stopped?

Jan 8, 2013
Corporate earnings season is here again. The first reports arrive today, starting with the aluminum company Alcoa. Analysts are bracing for a slew of lackluster numbers.

Are ultra-high definition TVs ready for prime time?

Jan 8, 2013
At this year's Consumer Electronics Show, companies are looking to beef up big-screen, high-tech TVs -- and now cameras and camera operators will have to catch up.

PODCAST: Ringing in earnings season and Gotham Garage

Jan 8, 2013
Alcoa, the first of the big industrial bellwethers, will report earnings after the bell today. Who owns the rights to the Batmobile? Speaking of cars, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants some cars to make more noise. Crowds in…

Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliner caught on fire yesterday after landing in Boston. No passengers were injured, but the verdict is still out on the injuries Boeing might suffer. How big is the ‘marriage penalty’ in the new fiscal cliff deal? And Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway shares her annual list of businesses behaving badly.

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