Marketplace for Monday, July 16, 2012
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Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has been tapped as Yahoo's new CEO; Kai Ryssdal talks to Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times about the development. Former Arkansas governor and radio personality Mike Huckabee talks about why he thinks Mitt Romney is better equipped than President Obama to help the middle class. St. Louis has so many foreclosed homes that some neighborhoods are starting to demolish them, but many residents feel this is just a way to get poor people out of the area. According to a new report, cost is becoming an even bigger factor when it comes to choosing a college. And we hear about how folk art markets are feeling the effects of the larger global economy.
Posted In: craft, globalization, folk art
Cheap imports undermine local craftspeople in some countries but this weekend, a market in Santa Fe gave them a showcase to sell their wares globally.
Posted In: middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee
The former governor talks about the importance of the middle class in this year's presidential election, and what he thinks Mitt Romney needs to do to improve his standings.
Posted In: Yahoo, Google
After cycling through three CEOs in three years, the Sunnyvale, Calif., Internet company today announced that it has appointed Marissa Mayer as president and chief executive officer.
Posted In: student debt, college
A new survey reveals that families are increasingly eliminating certain colleges based on cost, and students are taking on more of the burden themselves as parents' share declines.