Marketplace for Monday, December 27, 2010

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Marketplace for Monday, December 27, 2010

Snowstorms stall post-holiday shopping

Retailers lost profits during the key weekend of the post-holiday season, as many shoppers opted to stay home. Marketplace's Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

Schools revamp, refocus MBA programs

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is the latest college to revamp its MBA program. Professor Richard Shell chaired the MBA review committee, and talks with Bob Moon about the changes being implemented, why Wharton is putting a renewed focus on globalization, and the idea of tuition-free continuing education.
Posted In: Education

Retailers try to reduce returns

Gifts, enjoyable as they are, are a little risky: You may not get what you want. And sometimes, keep getting what you don't want every Christmas or birthday. Some retailers are trying to curb the number of disappointed gift returns.
Posted In: Retail

Privacy: Who's tracking your online data?

This year, we heard a lot about how much companies know about us through data mining. Social-networking sites like Facebook have changed the data mining game entirely. Reporter Stacey Vanek-Smith talks with Bob Moon about why 2010 may be the year privacy died and why you may need to manage your online brand.
Posted In: Internet

Estonia weighs pros and cons of joining the eurozone

The value euro has been slipping over the last few years, and yet the Baltic state of Estonia still wants to join the eurozone. Marketplace's Christopher Werth reports from the Estonian capital, Tallinn.

Can methyl iodide be used as a pesticide?

The former pesticide of choice, methyl bromide, was banned internationally. The alternative is methyl iodide, which scientists is toxic. But the state of California says its toxicity can be minimized through regulation. Marketplace's Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Environment, Food

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