Marketplace for October 13, 2011

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Marketplace for October 13, 2011

Raj Rajaratnam sentenced to 11 years in prison

Rajaratnam is the biggest insider trader ever caught. So will the major sentencing act as a warning to others? And how does this affect the Occupy Wall Street demonstrators?
Posted In: Wall Street

Apple and Samsung butt heads over patents

Both companies are gathering ammunition for what could be the tech equivalent of a nuclear arms race.

New record for global renewable energy investments

Then why's it so hard to be a renewable energy company?

Banks demolish foreclosed homes, raise eyebrows

Banks faced with the costs of maintaining foreclosed homes are demolishing them instead. This makes economic sense, but it doesn't always look good.
Posted In: Housing

New housing developments geared toward grandparent-led families

With nearly 3 million grandparents raising children in the U.S., new housing complexes are starting to focus on their needs.
Posted In: Housing

How the Chinese feel about EU, U.S. economic problems

China correspondent Rob Schmitz discusses why the Chinese believe that the economic crises in the West could harm their economy.
Posted In: China

Pearson launches free college software

Textbook publisher shakes up the information management business.
Posted In: Education

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S'éteint Le Soleil
Yelle
Someone Like Me
Röyksopp
Believer
John Maus
Something To Die For
The Sounds
The Ballad Of Speck And Pebble
Delicate Steve