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Marketplace for August 2, 2011

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Marketplace for August 2, 2011

Eurozone debt crisis is back with a vengeance

With the U.S.'s debt ceiling dilemma now behind us, the Eurozone returns to the forefront, still facing high interest rates and possibly two more bailouts

Past the debt crisis -- what now?

The debt limit crisis may be over for now, but where does that leave the U.S. economy? Can Wall Street have confidence in U.S. credit again, and are we in a double-dip recession?
Posted In: Economy

The impact of aging coal plants shutting down

New clean air rules are forcing U.S. coal plants to close. A cause for celebration? Not quite.
Posted In: Environment

As personal spending dips, pet spending rises

Hard economic times have hit personal spending, but consumers keep doling out for pet medication. That's good news for Big Pharma

Summer Reading: Nina Tandon

The art of science, the science of art... all make for a beautiful career.
Posted In: Books

The economics of humiliation

Poet, social critic and author Wayne Koestenbaum discusses why there's so much shame involved in issues of money.
Posted In: Books

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Be Easy
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Stranger
Dr. Dog
We Are (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
Get Better John
Mux Mool
As The World Turns
Oddisee