Marketplace for August 5, 2011

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Marketplace for August 5, 2011

Eurozone crisis still in turmoil

There seems no end in sight for the debt crisis that has dogged Europe for more than a year and a half, and which helped spark this week's turmoil in financial markets

U.S. is back to renting

New numbers from the Census Bureau and Morgan Stanley show home ownership rates have fallen dramatically
Posted In: Housing

Standard & Poor's officially downgrades U.S. debt

S&P has announced that the United States has lost its AAA rating. How will this impact the global economy?
Posted In: Wall Street

The beer packaging debate: Bottle vs. can

Many beer drinkers automatically think beer in a bottle tastes better than in a can. But is that true?
Posted In: Food

Building better cities 24 hours at a time

The Better Block Project aims to change perceptions of city neighborhoods with 24-hour civic strike teams
Posted In: Environment

Short-term swings create long-term problems

The volatility in the stock markets isn't just spooking traders. It's making employers think twice about hiring, consumers think twice about spending, and affecting our entire economic outlook.
Posted In: Wall Street

Hiring picks up a bit in July

But can it last given the economy now?
Posted In: Jobs

Summer Reading: Mia Bauer

A turn-of the-century novel about New York turns into a feast of detail and inspiration for a modern day baker.
Posted In: Books

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