Marketplace for September 1, 2011

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Marketplace for September 1, 2011

Guinness hopes to make a splash in U.S. beer market with new lager

The Irish beer maker is stretching its brand and launching a new dark lager. But that move could be risky.
Posted In: Food

Cities begin planning for a very different future

With rising sea levels and changing environments, some cities are beginning to plan for a different future than they expected.

U.S. workers' productivity drops again

Productivity fell two straight quarters, while labor costs rose. Did companies reach a tipping point where they're now forced to hire new employees?
Posted In: Jobs

Chinese environmentalists target Apple

The company is under fire for Asian suppliers who pollute.

The challenge of rebuilding Libya

Call it a tale of two cities -- Tripoli and Benghazi. Those two cities will have a lot to say about the stability of Libya.
Posted In: Libya

Amazon's jobs power play

The Internet retailer promises California 7,000 new jobs in exchange for one little ole tax loophole -- maybe not so little.
Posted In: Jobs

The major role of politics in causing famine

East African countries continue to suffer from serious famine, and the problems are more complex than just a lack of food. Thomas Keneally explains more in his new book.
Posted In: Books

Goldman Sachs punished for faulty foreclosures

Goldman Sachs agreed to reduce mortgage principal for some New York state homeowners in a settlement that could set a national precedent.
Posted In: Housing

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No Age
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Cause = Time
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Dan Deacon