Marketplace for June 7, 2011

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Marketplace for June 7, 2011

Prada prepares Hong Kong IPO

The fashion house is the first Italian company to list on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. It hopes to raise $2.6 billion in the flotation.
Posted In: Wall Street

Second mortgages weigh down owners, economy

Four out of 10 people with a home equity loan owe more than their home is worth, adding to the economic hangover from the days of easy credit.
Posted In: Housing

How fake blood and medical dummies could save billions

The medical simulation industry has exploded in recent years, and that could cut down on errors by doctors and nurses.
Posted In: Health

The downside of exam-based education in China

Students in China are taking a key exam that will determine their future. But focusing on the exam, the gao kao, may rob students of creativity.
Posted In: China

Halfway through a lost decade

A closer look at the GDP number shows something unsettling about the state of the U.S. economy.

Writing about the humanity in work

Author Daniel Orozco discusses his new collection of short stories, "Orientation," why he writes about work, and how much of his fiction is influenced by experience.
Posted In: Books

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Faithful (Instrumental)
Anwarrior
We Here (Instrumental)
Illa J