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.
Posted In: Egypt, elections, Muslim Brotherhood
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: apple, China, China's Environment, public health
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: climate change, Kyoto Protocol
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?