At The Motley Fool, we know our readers like to be informed. Here's a quick look at today's most relevant financial news, boiled down to what you need to know. In today's video, we cover the following:

  • IBM (NYSE: IBM) won a bid to build a food-monitoring system in China.
  • eBay's (Nasdaq: EBAY) PayPal aims to launch a daily deals service before April 2012, which will compete with others in the discount coupon market including Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Groupon (Nasdaq: GRPN), and Google.
  • Jet-maker Boeing (NYSE: BA) secured a $19 billion deal with Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) for Boeing's upgraded 737 MAX jets, which will feature a new fuel-efficient engine made by General Electric (NYSE: GE).

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