Marketplace for Monday August 4, 2014
Aug 4, 2014

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Portugal is dealing with the thorny issue of the near collapse of the Banco Espirito Santo by using the not-so-new solution of spinning off the bad assets in the bank. It's called a good bank-bad bank strategy, and we last saw it used during the financial crisis. We investigate. Plus, the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, says resident can drink tap water again...if they want to. But with algae blooms increasingly common in Lake Erie, what does the future hold for the water supply for Toledo and many other cities?

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Why Honda is the most innovative car company on Earth

Aug 1, 2014
Jeffrey Rothfeder explored the car-maker's culture in his new book "Driving Honda"

Luxury seats coming to an AMC theater near you

Aug 4, 2014
AMC is spending $600 million to add reclining seats.

Can I ask you to blue sky that synergy?

Aug 4, 2014
The origin of business jargon, and why people use it.
Office Space/20th Century Fox

In Portugal, a 'bad bank' saves the day

Aug 4, 2014
Portugal uses a good bank/bad bank strategy to rescue Banco Espirito Santo.

Municipal water systems are vulnerable

Aug 4, 2014
Toledo residents can drink tap water again, but what does the future hold?

The Scrabble dictionary is getting an #upgrade

Aug 4, 2014
'Hashtag' is worth 14 points.

Why does popcorn at the movies cost so much?

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Aug 4, 2014
Hint: Movie theaters don’t make much money from movies. Movie studios do.
Is that yellowish hue butter, or pure gold? 
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Portugal is dealing with the thorny issue of the near collapse of the Banco Espirito Santo by using the not-so-new solution of spinning off the bad assets in the bank. It’s called a good bank-bad bank strategy, and we last saw it used during the financial crisis. We investigate. Plus, the Mayor of Toledo, Ohio, says resident can drink tap water again…if they want to. But with algae blooms increasingly common in Lake Erie, what does the future hold for the water supply for Toledo and many other cities?

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