Marketplace for Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Chick-Fil-A's CEO is in hot water for his recent comments opposing gay marriage. Activists have taken to the streets to express their anger, but what happens to those stuck in the middle? The Olympic medal counts are big news for any country in the Games, but one particular country has a bad case of gold fever. Meanwhile, reporter Mark Garrison hands out gold medals to the people who correctly predicted the effects of last year's debt downgrade. In the run-up to the presidential election, online ad space is running out. New York Times' Amy O'Leary talks about sexual harrassment against women gamers. And we hear about monks in Cannes, France, who are taking advantage of the masses who come for the famous film festival there.

Monks feed the rich, so they can give to the poor

Monks on the island of St. Honorat, near Cannes, France, run an upscale restaurant and grow wine so they can make money to give to the poor.
Posted In: France, monks, religion, wine

Stock trading glitch spooks investors again

Knight Capital’s faulty software sent trading haywire and could sink the brokerage firm. Is technology helping or hurting investor confidence?
Posted In: Wall Street, trading, stock market

U.S.'s credit rating cut defies dire predictions

A year after Standard & Poor’s cut the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+, interest rates are lower than ever. Who made the right -- and wrong -- predictions?
Posted In: Standard & Poor's, S&P, downgrade

Inside the sexual harassment in online gaming

Trash talk in online gaming is pretty standard. But some women in the virtual world face verbal and even physical harassment that's all too real.
Posted In: harassment, online gaming, Tech

Americans concerned about government corruption

Gallup's latest data reveals Americans' priorities for whichever man wins the fall presidential election.
Posted In: government

Franchisees squeezed in Chick-fil-A flap

The fallout over perceived anti-gay comments by the president of the national restaurant chain has some franchise managers and employees sandwiched between gay and lesbian protesters and restaurant supporters.
Posted In: Chick-fil-A, gay marriage, gay rights

Campaigns experiencing online ad space crunch

Demand for the 15- and 30-second spots that automatically play before online videos are sold out in some markets or being auctioned off at record prices in others.
Posted In: online advertising, 2012 campaign

Arnold Schwarzenegger to teach global policy at USC

The actor and former governor of California has donated to create a new think tank for state and global policy.
Posted In: Arnold Schwarzenegger, global policy, USC

For China, the Olympics are more than a game

China's government sees winning gold medals as a key affirmation of the country's worth. Athletes who don't come first can get a frosty reception.
Posted In: London Olympics, Olympics 2012, China

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Son Of Neckbone
The Beastie Boys
Get Better John
Mux Mool
What's Crazy (Instrumental)
Oddisee
Lex
Ratatat
[untitled]
Neutral Milk Hotel