Marketplace for Friday, October 30, 2009

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Marketplace for Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekly Wrap: The GDP

Kai Ryssdal takes another look at yesterday's Gross Domestic Product with business writer Heidi Moore and John Carney from Clusterstock.com.
Posted In: Wall Street

Crunching the stimulus job numbers

The White House said today its $787 billion stimulus program has created or saved about 650,000 jobs so far. How did it get to those numbers? Nancy Marshall Genzer checks the administration's math.
Posted In: Jobs

Domain names to use more languages

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers is going to start allowing Web sites to register domains in languages that don't use the English alphabet. Mitchell Hartman translates what those changes will mean for business.

Bookstores profit off online price wars

Amazon, Walmart and Target have been trying to out-price each other online with the latest book hits, allowing customers to get a $25 book for $9. Some independent bookstores are taking advantage of the deals. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Internet, Retail

Supreme Court looks into business

The Supreme Court is set to hear a case on Monday which could eliminate longstanding investor protections in the mutual fund industry. Steve Henn explores why federal courts may seem friendly to business interests.
Posted In: Crime

How do we live with a warmer planet?

Even if we develop all the renewable energy we need, Earth will still warm more than it has in the history of mankind. Sam Eaton and Sarah Gardner look at how governments and businesses are planning to adapt to radical changes in our environment.

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