Marketplace Money for Friday, October 19, 2012
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How important are appearances to you? This week we're focusing on how we present ourselves in the eyes of others and behave accordingly -- from figuring out an algorithm for how bras fit to free haircuts for the unemployed, how to behave when you're standing in line to how seniors present themselves. Plus, how are tattoos viewed in the workplace these days? And when it comes to appearances, who appears more capable, competent and savvy than a superhero? They fly through the air and leap buildings. But how do they handle their money?
Posted In: genetically modified food, GMOS, Prop 37
There's a California proposition that could change packaging requirements for some foods. If it passes, it'll require labels on some foods made with genetically engineered ingredients. What's at stake for the food business and consumers?
Posted In: bras, Retail, algorithm
Women spend a lot of money on bras, but is it better to find the best bra through a personal shopper or a website's algorithm?
Posted In: haircut, unemployed
Telling someone to cut their hair and get a job is an old cliche. But a Portland barbershop is doing just that for those who are down on their luck.