Marketplace for Monday, October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy makes its way to the East Coast. Damage estimates are in the billions, meaning that it could leave a negative impact on the economy. In the meantime, some businesses -- like hotels -- have to remain open through the storm. Reporter Scott Tong looks into the power grid situation amidst the storm. In the latest installment of Food for 9 Billion, an exploration into Greece's obesity epidemic. We hear about an Arizona entrepreneur that sees growth opportunities south of the border. And host Sarah Gardner speaks with John Ficarra, editor of MAD Magazine, about the success of the magazine over 60 years.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy
While many workers were sent home ahead of the storm, not everyone gets the day off for Hurricane Sandy.
Posted In: Greece, obesity, food and drink
More than 10 percent of the world's population is malnourished, but an even larger proportion is overweight. Greece has one of the highest rates of child obesity, despite having one of the world's healthiest cuisines.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, power grid, electricity
The power grid is too large, too dependent on distant electricity supplies and not smart enough to pass the hurricane test. The result: long power outages. Upgrading to a more reliable grid will cost billions and take decades.