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Marketplace AM for September 3, 2007

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Take this deal at your own risk

How does an impoverished nation boost tourism? Nepal is putting its most famous mountain on seasonal clearance. It works for clothing retailers, but discount-seeking climbers might pay a different kind of price. Jill Barshay explains.
Posted In: Sports

Demand for a holiday

The very first Labor Day wasn't exactly official. A bunch of workers just took the day off and held a massive demonstration, pressuring President Grover Cleveland into declaring it a national holiday. Jeremy Hobson has the history.
Posted In: Jobs

Taming your office ego

Egonomics co-author Steve Smith tells us how to recognize when there's an ego problem at play -- and the dangers businesses face when they ignore those warning signs.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Will Congress bail out lenders? Borrowers?

Congress returns from recess this week. First up: what to do about the mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit market crisis. Some worry that lawmakers will be too generous with taxpayer money in the fix. Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Housing, Washington

Singing for their tips

Cold Stone Creamery continues to give Baskin-Robbins a run for its money, more likely because of the toppings smooshed into your ice cream on cold stones than their other gimmick. Sean Cole explains.
Posted In: Jobs

American workers are most productive

A new UN report shows that U.S. workers produce more output on average than those in any other country. Don't get too excited though; we also work more hours than almost everyone. Stephen Beard has more details.
Posted In: Jobs