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Marketplace for June 1, 2011

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Marketplace for June 1, 2011

Paying nature to do its thing

Beyond beautiful views and nice hikes, nature actually does stuff for us. So how about throwing a little cash its way?
Posted In: Environment

Nokia slides again

The company's phone business is tanking, and that doesn't leave much else.

Letters: Is college worth it?

Going over listeners' responses to past stories. This week: the debate over college.

Jobs, factory data show sputtering economy

Private-sector hiring and manufacturing shift into a lower gear. A day after home prices record a double-dip, are we headed back toward recession?
Posted In: Economy

FIFA chairman re-elected but controversy persists

Sepp Blatter today was re-elected to lead the world soccer body, but allegations of bribery and corruption still tarnish FIFA's reputation.
Posted In: Sports

Conflict of interest: Contractors and their political spending

It is no secret that companies spend money lobbying Congress. But there's a new wrinkle to the relationship between corporations and federal money.

Day Three: Shanghai is built

All the cranes are gone. There are no new skyscrapers going up. One of the centers of Chinese capitalism isn't building anymore.
Posted In: China

Military underprices tobacco more than law allows

Smoking and chewing tobacco use in the armed forces is widespread. Yet many military bases break the rules and sell tobacco at big discounts.
Posted In: military, tobacco, cigarette

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What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Questioningly
French Kicks
Spilt Milk (Inst)
Dujeous
Father And Son
Apollo Brown