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Marketplace for July 19, 2011

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Marketplace for July 19, 2011

Inventor develops low-maintenance grass seed

He says his lawns require no fertilizer and little watering. Homeowners and others see it as a way to save money.
Posted In: Agriculture

Comcast kills off Stephen King movie series

Universal Studios' new owner cites high cost of the movies. But does it make sense to shut down a movie when names like Ron Howard and Javier Bardem are attached?
Posted In: Entertainment

U.S. bonds weather stormy seas, for now

Despite the threat of a potential government default, U.S. Treasury bond prices are firm. Why are investors seemingly calm?
Posted In: Wall Street

What's Zillow's IPO really worth? Hmm...

As real estate website Zillow.com gets set to go public, the Marketplace Players offer an appraisal of how the stock will do.

Television is tuned into Comic-Con

More than 70 TV shows will be at the comic book convention, whether they're sci-fi or not.
Posted In: Entertainment

Weather agency improving wind data

Weather reports tell you how fast the wind might be -- but not when or how long. A U.S. agency will collect more data on winds so wind-power generators can plan better.

Balanced-budget amendment would do what?

A Republican proposal for an amendment requiring the U.S. government to balance its budget won't pass Congress. But it's worth looking at why the government doesn't have that requirement.

Google employee No. 59 on the search giant's early days

Doug Edwards discusses his new book, "I'm Feeling Lucky," what it was like to do brand management for Google in 1999, and whether the search giant is too successful.
Posted In: Books

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Whims Of Chambers
Ron Blake, Wycliffe Gordon, Stefon Harris, Eric Reed, Carl Allen Rodney Whitaker
Planet Anvers
40winks
Coconut Boogaloo
Martin & Wood Medeski
Gotta Be Something
D-Tension
A Day at the Carnival
Dam-Funk