Marketplace for Monday, October 8, 2012

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The U.S. House Intelligence Committee has said that Huawei and Chinese telecom-equipment supplier ZTE pose a security risk and the U.S. government should avoid using their equipment. The committee also recommended that American companies should be blocked from carrying out mergers involving two Chinese telecommunications firms. Meanwhile, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention has reported that the number of people with a rare fungal meningitis has risen to 91. We look at what California can do about its record-breaking gas prices. And a new brand of tea called Runa has hit shelves and is getting recognition from some unusual investors.

Red Bull sponsors record skydive attempt

Red Bull, the energy drink, sponsors Felix Baumgartner's record-breaking skydive attempt. And the risks are real for everyone.
Posted In: advertising, Red Bull, stunt

Social enterprises use morality to attract investors

Social enterprises increasingly use morality and fair trading claims to attract investors rather than customers. Runa Tea is one.
Posted In: Runa Tea, Entrepreneurship

Congress calls Chinese companies Huawei and ZTE a threat

A new report from the House Intelligence Committee calls for investigations into two Chinese telecommunications suppliers.
Posted In: China, huawei, telecom, ZTE

Small college Grinnell weighs big changes to financial aid

Grinnell is a very small liberal arts college in Iowa with a very big endowment: $1.4 billion. Why the financially sound institution is looking at how to control future costs.
Posted In: college, college tuition, Tuition, financial aid

Congressional committee suspicious of Chinese companies' intentions

A U.S. congressional committee is set to call for investigations against Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies for alleged bribery and violations of U.S. immigration laws.
Posted In: China, huawei, ZTE

Meningitis outbreak shines light on 'compounding pharmacies'

Pharmacies linked to meningitis outbreak not regulated by FDA.
Posted In: meningitis, Health, pharmaceuticals, FDA

What California can do about record gas prices

Not much short of encouraging an oil company to build new refineries. Tough state regulation of auto pollution cuts off California from sources of gas outside the state.
Posted In: california, gas prices

Soda companies to post calories at vending machines

Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi will roll out special vending machines next year.
Posted In: Coca-cola, soda, calorie

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Marco Benevento
West End Girls (2001 - Remaster)
Pet Shop Boys
Idea of Happiness
Van She
Never Here
Chan Chan
Buena Vista Social Club
Whiskey In The Jar
Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Peace Hotel (Instrumental)
The Shanghai Restoration Project

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