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On Earth Day, a look at solar storage

Apr 22, 2008
The sun supplies less than 1% of energy in the U.S., in part because there's no good way to store the sun's power. A Southern California company thinks it's found the solution. From the Marketplace Sustainability Desk, Sarah Gardner reports.

Yahoo earnings out today

Apr 22, 2008
Today's edition of the Microsoft-Yahoo saga features quarterly earnings from Yahoo. If Yahoo comes out ahead, it has ammo against Microsoft's takeover bid. If not...? Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Service comes first for Craigslist CEO

Apr 21, 2008, the largest provider of classified ads in any medium, charges for only about 6% of its 30 million new ads each month. CEO Jim Buckmaster talks about the company's business model.

Lust for oil soaring outside U.S.

Apr 17, 2008
Oil prices have topped another record. U.S. crude was fetching well over $115 a barrel in London this morning. As Stephen Beard reports, speculation and uncertainty about supply lines have hedge funds placing bets.
Posted In: Science

Philly's get-out-the-vote charges

Apr 16, 2008
Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama join in an old tradition tonight when they debate in Philadelphia. They're also trying to avoid another local custom: paying party operatives to get out the vote. Joel Rose reports.
Posted In: Science

Online advertising expected to take off

Apr 15, 2008
The global ad and technology conference, Ad Tech, kicked off in San Francisco today, and online ads are being discussed. Online advertising is only about 7% of total advertising, but expect that to change. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Science

Taxes in your online shopping cart?

Apr 14, 2008
Looking for new revenue sources, states are considering levying taxes on Internet retail. California is thinking about taxing music downloads, and New York says it's going to start hitting up companies like Amazon. Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Retail, Taxes

Website tries getting groups organized

Apr 14, 2008
Anyone who's ever tried to organize a group purchase, event or boycott knows it can be like herding cats. A Chicago company is taking on that challenge with a Web-based tool for organizing the masses. Gabriel Spitzer reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Microsoft waits as Yahoo plays the field

Apr 10, 2008
Not so eager to make a deal with Microsoft, Yahoo has been talking with Google, NewsCorp and AOL about various partnerships. Lisa Napoli reports that there's a big reason for all this back and forth.

Bid for Yahoo gets murkier

Apr 10, 2008
The battle for Yahoo now has not one, but two, actually three new twists, because it seems everyone's looking at Yahoo. Marketplace's Lisa Napoli is here to fill us in.