Marketplace for June 9, 2011

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Marketplace for June 9, 2011

Nonprofit continues loan modification mission

The Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America, or NACA, held its fourth loan modification convention in L.A. last weekend, coming face-to-face with homeowners to try to do what their banks can't.
Posted In: Housing

USDA: Corn stocks at near-historic lows

And since corn is in everything from food to fuel, prices all over the world could rise.
Posted In: Agriculture

Microsoft loses patent case in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court upholds a $290 million patent-infringement ruling against Microsoft, in a case that highlights potential challenges to innovation.

Germany turns back to fossil fuel plants

Faced with the dilemma of how to fill the energy gap left by its recent decision to move away from nuclear power, Germany is increasing fossil fuel power generation.

Bye-bye romantic comedies

Yes, it's the summer movie season. Cue the sequels, blockbusters and 3D pictures. But what has happened to the good old-fashioned laugh-until-you-want-to-cry romantic comedy?

Chinese school defies rigid exam-focused education

In most Chinese high schools, outdated rote learning is the norm. But one school in Beijing is promoting creativity and independent thinking.
Posted In: China

Photo essay: People engaging with the economic collapse

Artist Robin Hasty discusses her photo essay, Homeland, which documents the collapse of the U.S. economy by focusing on the people who are re-envisioning and rebuilding life within it.

Day Eleven: China's traffic

Navigating the roads in China's big cities can be a scary experience. Why has traffic gotten so bad in recent years?
Posted In: China

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Life's A Dream
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I Do Believe You Are Blushing
Unrest
You're My Excuse To Travel
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