Marketplace for Thursday, August 9, 2012
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Kai Ryssdal talks to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to talk about how his department will help farmers affected by the drought. College costs are rising and now a new report shows that even upper-middle-class students are being hit hard. When a JCPenney shut its doors in San Fernando, Calif., recently, residents took to the streets. Bloomingdale's is testing out a new virtual fitting room using the technology found in Xbox consoles. China correspondent Rob Schmitz reports on a pet project of Bo Xilai, a Chinese politician who's now wrapped in scandal. And we kick off our new series on fun in the workplace.
Posted In: drought, food prices, Agriculture
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discusses what the drought will mean for farmers and food prices, and the administration's plans to try and help.
Posted In: Bloomingdale's, fashion, jeans, xbox
The key to finding the perfect fit? Matching your shape to the right pair of jeans. A Bloomingdale's in California thinks it has the high-tech solution.
Posted In: JC Penney
It's a familiar story -- a small town rallies to protest a national retail outlet. This isn't that story.