Marketplace for Monday, November 28, 2011

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The eurozone may be on the verge of a breakup, as the countries struggle to sell off their bonds. In Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has courted votes through charitable donations and promises of future subsidies. Here in the U.S., judges are considering the legality of SEC's proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup. U.N. delegates are meeting in South Africa for a climate conference. And an investigation into factory pollution in China may have revealed the secret of Apple's supply chain.
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Europe weighs greater fiscal consolidation

Eurozone countries are under pressure to consolidate their fiscal policies as a way to resolve their current debt crisis.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Eurozone
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Why the world cares about European bond sales

The normally prosaic process in which European governments borrow money has become a daily test of their economic health.
Posted In: Eurozone, eurobond, bonds
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Thinking the unthinkable -- a eurozone "divorce"

If the 17-member eurozone did break up -- either because of bond market pressure or irreconcilable differences -- what would the divorce look like?
Posted In: Eurozone
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Economy weighs on Egyptians' minds as they vote for a new parliament.

Many plan to vote for a the party associated with the Muslim Brotherhood, whose charity efforts are well known to Egypt's poor. But some worry the Brotherhood may not make the economy a priority if it's chosen to form the next government.
Posted In: Egypt, elections, Muslim Brotherhood
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Judge strikes down SEC deal with Citigroup

A district judge said the SEC's proposed $285 million settlement with Citigroup over the sale of toxic mortgage debt was not in the public interest.
Posted In: SEC, Citigroup, Law
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In China, concerns grow over environmental costs of Apple products

Apple remains tight-lipped as its Chinese suppliers reportedly pollute and break environmental laws. Activists hope that putting pressure on the big brand will impact other Chinese polluters.
Posted In: apple, China, China's Environment, public health
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What can be expected from the U.N. climate conference

United Nations delegates are meeting in Durban, South Africa, to discuss the global regulations for energy usage. Last time, negotiators couldn't agree on how to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Will anything change this time?
Posted In: climate change, Kyoto Protocol

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