Marketplace for Friday, July 3, 2009

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Finding a future in recycled electronics

A group of women in northern Mexico saw opportunity in piles of electronic waste sitting just across the border. They plugged in their energy and made a successful business, despite the powers that be. Ingrid Lobet reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs, Science

Do-it-yourself isn't always cheaper

People will try just about anything to save a buck. But sometimes the best way to save money -- and avert disaster -- is to call the professionals to begin with. Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Savings

Family takes frugality to the extreme

Many people living in comfortable surroundings are now embracing a frugal-chic attitude. Maine-based author W. Hodding Carter and his family are experimenting in being ultra-frugal for an entire year.
Posted In: Economy, Food, Savings

Entrepreneurs are key to recovery

Paul Kedrosky, senior fellow at the Kauffman Foundation, argues that entrepreneurship is the key to getting us out of this economic mess. He talks with Tess Vigeland about the biggest obstacles facing new businesses.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship

Telesur excels in Honduras coverage

As the coup in Honduras continues, few are seeing scenes from the turmoil due to heavy media censorship. Venezuelan news outlet Telesur is breaking through, but the coverage comes at a personal cost. Dan Grech explains.

Small spike in IPOs signals optimism

The flow of initial public offerings slowed to a crawl during the first half 2009, but the number of IPOs has taken off recently. Could this spell success for start-ups in the months ahead? Mitchell Hartman reports.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Investing

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Strange
Built To Spill
Asa Branca feat. David Byrne
Forro In The Dark

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