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Because of Illinois' business tax increase, Sears has become the latest company to threaten to leave the state. The increase has backfired big time on the governor, who's scrambling to make deals to keep major companies from leaving the state.
These days, tablets make nearly everything possible, from holding addresses and phone numbers to being a GPS device. The L.A. Times' David Lazarus talks about what might become obsolete once these devices take over.
The devastating storms in Alabama and the surrounding states have taken a great toll on the area. But those displaced could help to reinvigorate the housing market there.
After Osama bin Laden's death, many American politicians are reevaluating the U.S.'s roll in funding counter-terrorism efforts in Pakistan.
Howard Schultz has accused speculators of pushing up the price of coffee to a 34-year high. He is calling for more transparency when it comes to coffee trading.
The long-anticipated high-speed rail route from Beijing to Shanghai will start a one-month trial operation today before its formal launch in late June.
The U.S. government and AIG announced a plan to send the firm back towards private ownership. Richard DeKaser, economist with the Parthenon Group, explains.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, May 11, 2011