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Mar 18, 2013

Marketplace for Monday, March 18, 2013

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A look at why a bank run on a small European island is having so disproportionate of an effect on global markets, and on saver sentiment in other European countries. Plus, President Obama nominates Thomas E. Perez to head the…

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FBI solves 1990 Boston art heist

Mar 18, 2013
The art heist at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is considered one of history's biggest.

Want to be a flight attendant? Get in line.

Mar 18, 2013
These days, you have a better chance of getting into Harvard than you do of becoming a flight attendant.

Who needs a Labor Secretary anyway?

Mar 18, 2013
President Obama nominated Thomas E. Perez to head the Labor Department. So, what does a Secretary of Labor actually do?

Is rebranding the GOP like rebranding Cheerios?

Mar 18, 2013
Republican advisers have released a plan to grow their party. Some high-profile conservatives say the GOP needs a message-makeover to be competitive. How do corporate marketers view the challenge?
A lady sports a hat with the Republican elephant symbol on August 29, 2012, during the Republican National Convention (RNC). As the GOP tries to rebrand itself, we look at what happens when other brands have tried to reformulate their images. Click through...
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Leggo my Legos: The Danish toys brand keeps building

Mar 18, 2013
The Danish toymaker Lego continues its string of successes: The company has tapped into a growing Asian middle class; it has gotten girls to decide that Legos aren't just for boys; and it's found a way to make plastic bricks…

The best-selling novelist you've never heard of

Mar 18, 2013
Hugh Howey might be the best-selling novelist you've never heard of. His self-published book, "Wool," came out over a year ago, and has made over $1 million.

When cars themselves are backseat drivers

Mar 18, 2013
Commentator Beth Teitell on the downsides of increasingly intelligent car technology.

Cyprus bank customers asked to help bail out banks

Mar 18, 2013
Anyone with cash in a bank account in Cyprus could lose up to 10 percent of it, as a one off tax to help fund a bank bailout.

Anger and shock sweep Cyprus

Mar 18, 2013
One retired Cyprus resident shares his dismay over news that the Cypriot government could take a percentage of regular deposits in the bank.

A look at why a bank run on a small European island is having so disproportionate of an effect on global markets, and on saver sentiment in other European countries. Plus, President Obama nominates Thomas E. Perez to head the Labor Department — but what exactly does the Secretary of Labor do? And, Republican advisers have released plans to grow their party. Some high-profile conservatives say the party needs a message makeover to be competitive. How do corporate marketers view the challenge?

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