Marketplace for Friday, August 17, 2012
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Police in South Africa fired on striking miners yesterday and more than 30 people were killed. We look at how the incident could affect the mining industry. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have new bailout repayment terms which could make the government delay some tough decisions. Online auction site eBay is putting a ban on all supernatural products. Kai Ryssdal talks to Jess Walter about his new book "Beautiful Ruins," on 1960s Hollywood and the American Dream. And Sylvester Monroe looks at the difficulties with economic mobility where Chicago's housing projects used to be.
Posted In: South Africa, mining, precious metals, platinum
More than 30 people were killed after police in South Africa fired on striking miners. How might the incident impact the nation's mining economy?
Posted In: American dream, novel
In his new book, novelist Jess Walter crosses the globe and four decades, digging into the American Dream and what it means to succeed -- and fail -- in love and work.
Posted In: california, Curiosity rover, Printers
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: The Californians Help Eliminate All The Evasive Registration Scofflaws program, the morning playlist of the Mars rover Curiosity, and a printer that can make a house.