Marketplace for August 30, 2011

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Marketplace for August 30, 2011

Automakers cut cylinders from engines to meet fuel standards

With new M.P.G. minimums, car companies have to find way to be fuel-efficient. Is it possible to have a high-performance car that sips gasoline?
Posted In: Auto

Tech firms helped Gaddafi spy on Libyans

Muammar Gaddafi used a number of multinational technology companies to spy on Libyan citizens. The evidence could be used in cases against Gaddafi's government.

Consumer confidence hits a two-year low

American consumers are as skittish as they were in 2009, and that could put a crimp on our economy.
Posted In: Economy

Solar panels power Marine equipment in Afghanistan

The move is part of the Pentagon's push to curb its addiction to oil.

News Corp's new hacking fallout

The company's education business takes a hit from the scandal.
Posted In: Education

Holy wardrobe change, Batman!

DC Comics gives Caped Crusader, Superman, and other superheroes a makeover. New looks and new storylines are meant to attract a new generation of comic book fans.

Jobs returns to front burner

Washington focuses on getting Americans back to work.
Posted In: Jobs

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