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Squawk Box Feb 29 Preview

Today is the 29th of February — the leap day, in a leap year.

And old English tradition was that women could propose marriage only on leap years. Supposedly, a 1288 law by Queen Margaret of Scotland, required that fines be levied if a marriage proposal was refused by the man.  Because men felt that put them at too great a risk, the tradition was in some places tightened to restricting women's proposals to the leap day – 29th of February.

In Greece, it was believed that getting married in a leap year is bad luck for the couple. Thus, mainly in the middle of the past century, couples avoided setting a marriage date in a leap year.So we're going to talk about marriages and alliances this morning.

  • Apple and their carriers
  • Sprint and Nextel's disasterous marriage
  • Motorola and Nortel's rumoured marriage

See you at 11 AM EST

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