Marketplace for Monday, September 24, 2012
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In an exclusive broadcast interview, IMF head Christine Lagarde urged U.S. and European policy makers to take action on fixing the global economy. A couple of "Survivor" type stories: What is Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer planning to do to save her company and what does it take to be one of the 30 companies that survives on the Dow? We also have stories about the Village Voice cutting ties with Backpage.com, where the most equal place in the country is, and hiring data analysis. Plus, what are cows eating these days? Try gummy bears and ice cream sprinkles.
Posted In: IMF, Europe debt crisis, fiscal cliff
In an exclusive broadcast interview, the International Monetary Fund chief urged U.S. leaders to take swift action on the so-called fiscal cliff, and called for European leaders to continue vetting the region's debt crisis.
Posted In: New York, income inequality, equality
The through line in this election campaign and in the economy for the past year or so has been a debate about income inequality. According to the Census Bureau, the community of Country Knolls, in upstate New York, is the most income equal in the country.
Posted In: Jobs, survey, analytics
Large companies that hire thousands of hourly workers are turning to big data to streamline recruitment. Our own Kai Ryssdal gets profiled to see what his answers to a few simple questions tell us about what kind of employee he'd be.
Posted In: cows, corn, animal feed
Substitutes for expensive corn feed range from the unprocessed -- straw and cottonseed hulls -- to a teenager's diet -- ice cream, chocolate and gummy worms.