Marketplace for August 4, 2011

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Marketplace for August 4, 2011

Hackers spread the word about cybersecurity problems

Hackers are doing some good this week -- meeting at a conference in Las Vegas to talk about security problems in the tech world and about how to fix them

Kraft Foods slices itself into two companies

Kraft will split into separate snack and food companies. It's the latest conglomerate to decide that bigger isn't necessarily better
Posted In: Mergers and Acquisitions

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Mid-career internships may be a trend, according to articles on the Internet and anecdotes at dinner parties
Posted In: Jobs

Global economic fears rattle financial markets

With the U.S. debt ceiling distraction over, investor fears of a global economic slowdown sent Wall Street and overseas markets sharply lower
Posted In: Wall Street

Syrian opposition says new sanctions lack clout

Syria's opposition says U.N. sanctions need to hit the country's profitable oil and banking industries harder if they are to be truly effective

Summer Reading: Jennifer Shanley

Why do you do what you do in terms of your job? Sometimes, a book about succeeding without selling out can help you answer that.
Posted In: Books

The facets and forces changing New York's Diamond District

Author Alicia Oltuski discusses the inner workings of New York's diamond industry and some of its most fascinating characters.
Posted In: Books

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