GOOD DAY FOR: Rainbow’s gold, after Hallmark started selling same-sex wedding cards. The decision by the top U.S. greeting card company followed California’s legalization of gay marriage, opening up a potentially lucrative new market. Some 120,000 same-sex couples are expected to get married in California in the next three years. The cards work for civil unions, too. (AP in Los Angeles Times)
BAD DAY FOR: Stretching the dollar, as hotels are spending money to upgrade rooms to flat-screen TVs, but not to add HD service. With regular cable on wide-screen TVs, the image is stretched to fill the screen, distorting people and lowering image quality. “We get the most bang for our buck with in-room coffee, new shower heads, and flat-panel TVs,” said Ritz-Carleton VP John Timmerman. (The New York Times)
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