Marketplace for Monday, August 25, 2008

Episode Description 

Is an enviromaniac loose in your office?

While studies show that most workers want their firms to do more for the environment, some individual employees are going above and beyond the call of the carbon footprint. Beth Teitell reports.

Fruit company grew power, problems

Trouble's not new to Caribbean banana growers. Author Peter Chapman chronicles the rise and fall of the company at the center of a lot of that trouble, the United Fruit Company, in his book, "Bananas!" He talks with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Books

Denver's ambitions are a mile high

Denver's not a town that normally gets a whole lot of media attention, because it's far from bigger economic and political centers of power. But some in the city think they can show the rest of us the shape of our economic future. Jeremy Hobson reports.

For better schools, raise expectations

National polls consistently show Americans think Democrats are better at dealing with education than Republicans are. But commentator Steve Barr says that impression is misguided.
Posted In: Education

U.S. poverty line seen as poor indicator

The Census Bureau on Tuesday will release its updated figures on how many Americans are living in poverty. But there's actually a big debate about what the federal poverty line really measures. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Charity, Economy

Putin says Russia may drop WTO goal

Despite Russia's decade-and-a-half of negotiations to enter the World Trade Organization, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin now says his country won't benefit from joining the WTO and might back away from promises it's made. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Russia

Could Fannie, Freddie avoid a bailout?

Despite speculation that some sort of federal intervention was likely, nothing happened with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac today. But the pair aren't out of the woods just yet. John Dimsdale reports.
Posted In: Housing, Investing, Wall Street

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