Marketplace for Monday, July 6, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, July 6, 2009

The road a new GM must take

General Motors' reorganization plan has been approved by a bankruptcy judge. The automaker can now sell off the best parts of its business, but will it still have a place in America's heart? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Auto

'Hugging saint' embraces vendors too

Thousands of people are expected to show up to get a hug from Indian spiritual leader Amma as she stops in the Big Apple. April Dembosky reports souvenir vendors won't be far behind.
Posted In: Charity, New York

Clutch players get in business

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely talks with Kai Ryssdal about how valuable sports' clutch players, like business deal closers, are to their teams and if they're worth the money.
Posted In: Economy, Sports

The untold costs of discount prices

Author and Atlantic correspondent Ellen Ruppel Shell talks with Kai Ryssdal about the hidden costs of U.S. discount culture and how many consumers don't understand how prices are set.
Posted In: Books

Upside: Garden center sees growth

Tom Givvin at the Marina del Rey Garden Center in Los Angeles tells how and why his business is doing well in the recession.

Why hasn't the stimulus trickled down?

Some pundits say another fiscal stimulus is needed with unemployment at 9.5% and rising. But much of the money from the last stimulus hasn't been spent. Steve Henn reports.

Goldman formula may have been stolen

Goldman Sachs has made a lot of money using specially-crafted computer programs to give them an edge in stock trading. But its secret formula may have been compromised. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Firms show caution in Russian investing

As President Obama met with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, executives from Pepsi, Boeing and other U.S. companies announced new investments in Russia. Jeremy Hobson reports why some companies are still cautious about investing.
Posted In: Russia

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