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Marketplace for Monday, June 2, 2008

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Infrastructure to help build an economy

Even as violence and poverty wash over their country, some entrepreneurial Kenyans are getting the economy back on its feet with the help of a government program. Sarah Nics has the story.

All green, all the time

The Discovery Channel is preparing to unveil 'Planet Green,' a 24-hour, all-environmental cable network. New York Times media reporter Brian Stelter talks with host Bob Moon about the growth of eco-tainment.
Posted In: Entertainment

We need a carbon tax on gasoline

How to best police emissions? Economist and commentator Andrew Samwick argues that only a flat tax on carbon will truly cut consumption across the board.

The culture of the fashion world

Host Bob Moon talks with Time's style and design editor Kate Betts about how the design industry has changed since Yves Saint Laurent hit the scene half a century ago. The renowned designer died this past weekend.

Delivery workers reinvent the wheel

When the Lebanese government banned scooters and mopeds, the delivery industry was forced to get creative to protect its business. Ben Gilbert reports.

U.S. loses final appeal in cotton dispute

The World Trade Organization has ruled in favor of Brazil in a six-year trade dispute over U.S. cotton subsidies. Dan Grech explains what the ruling means for U.S. growers.
Posted In: Economy

Banks clamp down on college loans

With banks running from risk, it's getting more difficult for students at small colleges to borrow money for their education. Nancy Marshall Genzer outlines options for students in the rapidly shrinking student loan market.
Posted In: Education

Mass transit braces for fed-up drivers

With no relief in sight from high gas prices, more Americans are turning to public transit for their commutes. Sam Eaton reports on how transit systems are preparing for new riders.

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