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Feb 20, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, February 20, 2013

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Campbell Soup Company controls about 50 percent of the soup market, which is far less than the 144-year-old company used to. In order to start growing again, Campbell's has introduced a new line of soups specifically for millennials, but the results have been lukewarm. The government of Bulgaria has quit after nationwide protests against austerity measures. And a new report says college fundraisers brought in $31 billion in donations last year, with a full billion of that going to Stanford University.

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Stanford wins the fundraising race, setting a record

Feb 20, 2013
Stanford University becomes the first school to break the billion dollar barrier for fundraising in a single year.

What to eat on your artisan bike in Brooklyn? Soup!

Feb 20, 2013
Losing market share, Campbell has launched a new 'Go Soup' line aimed at millennials. The marketing campaign missed the mark -- but got people talking.

Dale Earnhardt, Jr., Danica Patrick and NASCAR's future

Feb 20, 2013
The racing series looks to broaden its appeal to a younger and more diverse audience.

The European debt crisis claims a new victim: Bulgaria

Feb 20, 2013
After clashes between police and protesters became violent, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov submitted his resignation today in what has become the latest example of voters rising up against budget cuts and winning.

6 ways to protect yourself from restaurant tip theft

Feb 20, 2013
When you go out to eat at a restaurant and pay by credit card, what should you do with your receipts? Leave them on the table or throw them away?
When you go out to eat at a restaurant and pay by credit card, what should you do with your receipts? Leave them on the table or throw them away?
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Real estate comeback slows, but optimism remains

Feb 20, 2013
The pace of home building slowed in January, falling 8.5 percent from December. Despite the decrease, January was still the third best month for house construction since 2008.

Office Depot, meet OfficeMax

Feb 20, 2013
This morning, OfficeMax and Office Depot confirmed that they're merging to better compete in the marketplace.

PODCAST: Clothes go postal

Feb 20, 2013
Housing dips but still comes in strong, a new ad campaign for NASCAR, how to protect yourself from restaurant tip theft, and USPS launches a new clothing line.

Citizens United Part II? Supreme Court takes up direct campaign donations

Feb 20, 2013
On Tuesday, the court announced it will take up a case challenging limits on how much individuals can contribute directly to candidates or political parties within an two-year election cycle.

Campbell Soup Company controls about 50 percent of the soup market, which is far less than the 144-year-old company used to. In order to start growing again, Campbell’s has introduced a new line of soups specifically for millennials, but the results have been lukewarm. The government of Bulgaria has quit after nationwide protests against austerity measures. And a new report says college fundraisers brought in $31 billion in donations last year, with a full billion of that going to Stanford University.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC