Marketplace for Monday, Dec. 10, 2007
Posted In: Entrepreneurship
A small-but-growing source of funding for social entrepreneurs, called "community development venture capital," has helped revive a cannery in a remote Maine community. Steve Tripoli reports in his series on social entrepreneurship.
Posted In: Retail
Analysts say retailers will earn more than $26 billion from gift cards this holiday season, with about a third coming from cash left behind by customers who don't redeem their credits. All the more reason, says commentator Ron Lieber, to spare your loved ones the hassle.
At a U.N. conference on global warming in Bali, the United States is the elephant in the room. Sam Eaton's been following the meeting and discusses the issues with Kai Ryssdal.
An investment company set up by the government of Singapore has bought a nearly $10 billion stake in the Swiss bank UBS, which is reeling from the subprime mess. Other sovereign funds are on a bit of a shopping spree for Western banks as well. Amy Scott reports.