Marketplace for Monday, September 21, 2009
Posted In: Housing, Retail
Storefronts left empty from the recession are driving down rents for retail spaces in most major cities. And national chains are taking advantage. Sally Herships reports on how New York City is an example of the changing retail landscape.
Posted In: Internet
Fewer than 7% of Africans are connected to the Internet, compared to three out of four North Americans. But the imminent arrival of fiber-optic cables to the continent is expected to spark a telecommunications boom. Gretchen Wilson reports.
Posted In: Entertainment, Internet
Netflix has announced the winners of its contest to increase the accuracy of the algorithm that prompts customers to rent or buy other movies. Host Bob Moon talks with two programmers from the team that won the $1 million prize.
Posted In: Economy
Leaders of the top 20 economies gather this week in Pittsburgh to figure out how to unwind from the worst global recession any of them have ever seen. Marketplace London Bureau Chief Stephen Beard looks ahead to the G20 Summit with host Bob Moon.