Marketplace for Friday, July 4, 2008

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Day in the Work Life: Bike mechanic

There are 600,000 bikes in Amsterdam and they're fairly robust, but occasionally, you're gonna need something tweaked. That means a visit to Wim.

The myth of energy independence

Ridding ourselves of foreign energy sources is nothing but a myth according to "Gusher of Lies" author Robert Bryce. Host Bob Moon talks with Bryce about setting realistic energy goals for the U.S.
Posted In: Oil

Week on Wall Street

Stockbroker and business analyst David Johnson chats with host Bob Moon about what happened on Wall Street this week and what may lie ahead.

We must reduce super-sized appetites

Some economists believe we can innovate our way out of the global problem of carbon emissions, but Boston College professor Juliet Schor says what we really need to do is go on a consumer diet.

Zapping trash with man-made lightning

With landfill space at a premium, a machine that vaporizes trash into seems like a miracle. But does it send the wrong message in our disposable-loving economy? Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Science

Biofuels to blame for rising food prices

A leaked World Bank report claims 75 percent of the increases in the price of wheat can be attributed to biofuel production. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Food, Oil

Support for wave energy swells

Drawing power from the ocean could meet as much as 10 percent of the U.S.'s power needs, but some who make their living on the water worry harnessing it will leave them high and dry. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports.
Posted In: Science

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