Marketplace for Thursday, July 12, 2012
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Scorching temperatures and droughts around the country have taken their toll on the corn harvest -- and the skyrocketing corn prices could affect nearly every aspect of your life. A new report says that the summer job market for teens is picking up. Meanwhile, companies are cracking down on overtime hours because apparently employees aren't claiming enough of them. The fanfest known as Comic-Con kicks off in San Diego, but it looks like some of Hollywood's biggest studios skipping out this year. New York City is rolling out a pilot program that converts payphones into Wi-Fi hot spots. And Kai Ryssdal talks to liberal pundit James Carville about what matters in this year's presidential election.
Posted In: Iran, Oil, European Union, sanctions
Iranian oil producers may find other ways to sell their product, but with few options to insure their ships, a lot of oil will be sitting in the harbor.
Posted In: james carville, middle class, 2012 election, Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Democrats, Republicans
Liberal pundit James Carville explains why class matters in this year's presidential election in his new book, ''It's the Middle Class, Stupid!''
Posted In: joe paterno, Penn State, Nike
Until this morning the daycare facility at Nike headquarters near Beaverton, Ore., was officially called the Joe Paterno Child Development Center.