The Marketplace Tech crew asked listeners leading up to this day of wine and roses to share least romantic or most romantic tweets sent or received. Here are a just a few, you get to judge the romance level.
Someone named NKK, who must have very seductive accounting skills got this one: "I love you so much... can you check line 17 on my state tax form. Call me."
DoloresM got this Valen-tweet: "Love you. Can you cut my toenails tonight?"
GovtCheez tweeted this sure-fire one: "Hey girl. I donated to NPR in your name."
Add your own in a comment below or send us a tweet @marketplacetech.
A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.
Most shocking has been the sharp downturn in the German economy. Europe’s powerhouse shrank by 0.6 percent in the last quarter of last year. Falling exports did most of the damage. The French economy contracted too, and Portugal fell by an alarming 1.8 percent, dragging down the rest of the eurozone in their wake.
The currency bloc as a whole is now mired in a deepening recession. But the pain is not confined to Europe. Japan also saw its output shrivel in the last quarter. Andrew Hilton of the CSFI think tank says this is a global trend:
“Recessions that take place after financial crises are much, much harder to reverse. There’s a lot of historical evidence for that, and we’re finding it out the hard way," says Hilton.
Meanwhile the U.S. is performing relatively well. Better than expected figures on auto sales, retail sales and on exports may well push America’s GDP for the last quarter into positive territory.