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Marketplace for August 17, 2011

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Marketplace for August 17, 2011

Gift fair tests mood for holiday shopping

Gift businesses by the thousands brave economic angst to gather in New York for a trade show. It's the last big buying opportunity for the holidays.
Posted In: Retail

Small business tries to create jobs

Los Angeles company copes with economic uncertainty when it comes to hiring
Posted In: Small Business

Wholesale prices on the rise

The producer price index rose in July at its fastest clip in six months. That's not necessarily bad. What inflation rate implies a healing economy?
Posted In: Retail

GM's Dan Akerson on the restructuring of the auto industry

The CEO of General Motors discusses how the company is trying to thrive after its government bailout and in this current state of the economy

Companies sit on huge reserves of cash

Major corporations hold more than a trillion dollars in cash, rather than use it to expand or hire. It's insurance for the companies, in case of a financial shock or second recession. And it may be good for their employees, too.
Posted In: Jobs

Report: More U.S. children live in poverty

A new study finds two out of 10 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line, more than a decade ago
Posted In: Economy

Factors pushing the U.S. economy

It has been a topsy turvy month for the U.S. economy. So how did we get here?

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Pockets
Four Tet
Movie Finale
Madlib