OOD DAY FOR: Generating sparks, after GM pulled leaked photos of its in-development electric car, the Volt, after the images flooded industry blogs Monday night. Yesterday, GM shares rose 3.4 percent, even as the wider market fell broadly and sharply. Marketers sometimes intentionally “leak” photos of hot new cars to draw publicity. GM is hoping the Volt will help revive its fortunes. (MarketWatch)
BAD DAY FOR: Good karma, as smugglers have stolen about 1,000 mature Buddhist Pines, or “good luck” trees, from Hong Kong in recent years to sell to Chinese feng shui adherents. The trees, believed to bring prosperity, sell for about $130,000 in mainland China. (Bloomberg)
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