Posted In: Environment, Jobs, Travel
Hotels around the country are urging their customers to "make a green choice" and opt out of daily housekeeping for their rooms. But cutting back on water and electricity might also be cutting back on something else: jobs. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Oil
Fort McMurray, Alberta may be the only town that breathed a sigh of relief when the recession came. Fort McMurray is a modern day boomtown that's struggling to keep up with near 10 percent a year growth and the flood of money from the nearby oil sands.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship
Marketplace's Sean Cole decides to give Noel Biderman a shot at something a lot of media outlets don't give him: A chance to talk. Biderman's company runs several niche dating websites, including one for married people looking for an affair.
Posted In: Economy
In the first of our series, Money Changes Everything, reporter Sean Cole follows the story of four recession-struck friends who embark on a mission to build "Fort Awesome" and live off the land on a $550 parcel in the Texas desert purchased on eBay
Posted In: Environment, Oil
Canada has some of the most oil in the world, and about half of it comes from the "oil sands." Oil companies use some of the most expensive, energy intensive technology to extract the oil from the sand -- which leaves an impact on the environment too.
Canadians are up in arms about the high cost of the back-to-back G-8 and G-20 meetings in Canada, which includes an "Experience Canada Pavilion" complete with a fake lake. Marketplace's Sean Cole takes a look.
Posted In: Entertainment, Retail
The main drag in any urban neighborhood is its moneymaker. So naturally those areas are always trying to figure out how to make more money, and beautification is a bit part of it. One Toronto neighborhood's beautification is of a more audible variety. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Canada
The Canadian government is spending $1 billion on security for the G8 and G20 summits later this month, and part of that will finance a giant fence around downtown Toronto. Anyone who wants to get through it will have to have an ID.