Marketplace for Friday, November 30, 2012
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The Weekly Wrap talks about the stalemate in Congress over the fiscal cliff. A strike at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has entered its fourth day. Meanwhile, FedEx and others that hire large amounts of seasonal workers can’t find enough people to fill the jobs. The gaming company Zynga has loosened its ties with Facebook, but both companies see this as a positive. Rob Schmitz takes a look at China’s sex shops and the role they play in couples’ love lives. And Eve Troeh explores why reality shows these days have become so niche.
Posted In: drought, Mississippi River
The Mississippi River hovers at record lows as a result of the drought in the Midwest. It could soon mean big problems for the shipping industry on the river.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap
The Weekly Wrap talks about the latest fiscal cliff discussions and the roles of the debt ceiling and the markets.
Posted In: sex, China, China's Society
Amid the street's noodle stands, one store dispenses sex aids and advice for shoppers in this conservative culture.
Posted In: ports, port of Long Beach, shipping
Already the strike has idled thousands of trucks and trains that take containers from the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to factories and distribution centers.