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Case checks business roles in apartheid

Gretchen Wilson | Oct 13, 2009
A lawsuit against several multinational companies accused of working with South Africa's former apartheid government could set a new standard for corporate accountability overseas. Gretchen Wilson reports.

Lesson learned on bundled services

| Oct 13, 2009
Dennis Streed asked a Verizon rep to sign a contract verifying there were no hidden costs on his bill after he received an ad offering a bundle of services for $77.99. He talks with Steve Chiotakis about the problems that ensued.

Solar Decathlon winners to get sun time

Nancy Marshall-Genzer | Oct 13, 2009
The Department of Energy gave 20 teams of college students $100,000 in seed money to build solar homes as part of the Solar Decathlon. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports what the winners can expect.

Itsy bitsy loans

Scott Jagow | Oct 13, 2009
A website that helps people in developing countries get small loans has opened its business to US entrepreneurs. It's an encouraging, non...

A new way to explain the markets

| Oct 1, 2009
Financial Times editor John Authers talks with Kai Ryssdal about what has happened the past few years to change our view of the markets, and new ideas economists are exploring to account for market behavior.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Depression diary has recession lessons

Kai Ryssdal | Oct 13, 2009
A diary written during the Great Depression by a young lawyer named Benjamin Roth is now a book edited by his son, Daniel Roth, and James Ledbetter. The editors talk with Kai Ryssdal about what the diary means for today.
Posted In: Books

Goldman bonuses raise Wall Street bar

Jeremy Hobson | Oct 13, 2009
Goldman Sachs' bonus pool is reportedly $23 billion -- a figure Goldman disputes. Whatever the number turns out to be when Goldman reports profits on Thursday, it won't convince anybody that Wall Street has changed its ways. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Investing

Are patients making things worse?

Scott Jagow | Oct 12, 2009
NPR had a story this morning that grabbed my attention. It's something I've thought about for years. Every time I go to the doctor, in fact....

Inside China

Scott Jagow | Jul 8, 2009
I spent part of the morning in a Marketplace editorial meeting where the guest speaker was our very own Shanghai correspondent Scott Tong. He's...

Carbon accounting is big business

| Jul 22, 2009
Many big corporations are already tracking their yearly greenhouse gas emissions, and more are expected to follow once Congress approves a climate change bill. Those who specialize in emissions accounting are likely to see a spike in business. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Jobs



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