Marketplace for Monday, May 25, 2009

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Marketplace for Monday, May 25, 2009

The wrong dress blues for this Marine

"Jarhead" author Anthony Swofford recalls how, despite needing to save money for college, he just couldn't schlep deep dish in the desert while still a member of the world's most elite fighting force.
Posted In: Jobs

Ways teens can land a summer job

Teens looking for jobs this summer will have to compete with people twice their age to find work. Bob Moon talks with Carol Christen, co-author of "What Color is Your Parachute for Teens," about ways to stand out in a downturn.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

GM restructuring down to the wire

The deadline for GM bondholders to accept a restructuring agreement is looming. If an agreement can't be reached, the struggling automaker faces bankruptcy. As Amy Scott reports, that's looking more and more likely.
Posted In: Auto

What can be done to deter North Korea?

North Korea's nuclear missile test has been condemned by several nations and prompted calls for more economic sanctions. But that doesn't seem to be working. What can the U.S. and its allies do? John Dimsdale reports.

Struggling Nevada town takes a gamble

The small city of Mesquite, Nev., was booming when casinos came to town. But as those casinos now struggle in the downturn, it's betting on a last-ditch effort to jump-start its economy. Bob Moon reports.

Paying a big price for military service

When duty called, chiropractor Daniel Bordelon didn't turn his back. The Army National Guard colonel, who nearly drowned in Hurricane Katrina, gave up his practice at a huge loss to serve in rebuilding New Orleans.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Jobs

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Young Adult Friction
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
So You Want To Be A Rock 'N' Roll Star (Album Version)
The Byrds
Dark End Of The Street
Ry Cooder

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