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Marketplace for Friday, July 9, 2010

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Marketplace for Friday, July 9, 2010

PT Cruiser: What ended a sweet ride

PT Cruisers were a big deal when they hit the scene a decade ago. One million vehicles later, the last of the once trend-leaders are rolling off the line. Alisa Roth explores what ended the Cruiser's journey and peeks into one particularly tricked-out model.
Posted In: Auto

Without James, Cleveland says it will fall

Part of the city of Cleveland's plea to now ex-Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was that the local economy would tank if he left. But some analysts say there's life after LeBron. Eve Troeh reports.
Posted In: Sports

Google, China deal a blueprint for business practices

China renewed Google's license to operate in the country after the search giant made a compromise with the government. The deal could serve as a blueprint for others doing business there.
Posted In: Internet

BP back home: Sympathy for the devil

BP's name is now forever identified with the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history. But in the U.K., the oil titan garners a bit more sympathy. Why? Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Oil

Weekly Wrap

Fortune Magazine's Leigh Gallagher and Big Money's Heidi Moore review the week on Wall Street with Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street

Museum takes on study of suburban life

About 150 million Americans live in the suburbs -- enough of the population to warrant a full-on cultural study. Tess Vigeland talks to Mindi Love, director of a new Kansas City museum dedicated to a scholarly look at suburban life.
Posted In: Housing

Whole foods raises the bar on organic soap labels

Every year, Americans buy over $750 million worth of organic personal care products. But the labeling protocol isn't as strict as it is for other grocery items. So Whole Foods is changing the rules.
Posted In: Health