Marketplace for Thursday, April 5, 2012
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Amid the recent controversies surrounding Foxconn in China, Shanghai correspondent Rob Schmitz offers a peek into his recent visit into the factories. President Obama signed the JOBS Act today. The government says it's a way to promote employment by small businesses, but many say the bill opens the door for potential corruption. Discovery re-brands its Planet Green network as Destination America, another sign that green TV is failing to catch on with viewers and advertisers. And with Passover this weekend, there's a battle brewing between American and Israeli-made matzo.
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Discovery Communications will replace Planet Green cable channel with programs about travel and food.
Posted In: matzo, Passover
Supermarkets regularly take losses on matzo sales to bring in Passover shoppers, and often turn to cheaper Israeli manufacturers to minimize those losses. While American matzo producers are hurting, shoppers don't seem to mind where their matzo came from.