Marketplace for July 12, 2011

Episode Description 
Marketplace for July 12, 2011

Chinese entrepreneurs welcome success

Online shopping and a cosmetics distributor: a profile of a man in China who suffers from unbridled optimism. He believes his company can become the biggest cosmetics company in the world.
Posted In: China

Amazon takes its tax battle to the ballot

Amazon seeks a California referendum to overturn a law requiring e-tailers to collect sales tax. If successful, the bid could have national impact.
Posted In: Taxes

Italy debt woes could hit the U.S.

Italy, the world's eighth largest economy, may soon need an economic bailout. If that happens, the fallout could well reach the U.S.

Making millions from spicy Chinese hot pot

Lunch with a Chinese entrepreneur whose empire is expanding as fast as people can eat.
Posted In: China

Come again -- Carmaggedon?

Here's something that never happens in Los Angeles: a stretch of one of the busiest freeways will be shut down this weekend. So what's an Angeleno to do?
Posted In: carmaggedon, Traffic, los angeles

Freakonomics: How does a company bounce back after controversy?

Bad things happen in business. So how do firms bounce back and keep reputations intact?
Posted In: Food

Music from this show

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The High Road
Broken Bells
I Just Wanna Love You
Can You Flow?
Sackcloth Fashion
Talking Wound
P.K. 14

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