Marketplace for Thursday, November 24, 2011

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Safe to say the table is not the only place to find turkeys these days. The world economy is full of them -- from stock market madness to the lack of jobs, and debt problems in Europe. We explore why markets were unimpressed by a new plan to help the eurozone crisis. And this Thanksgiving holiday, we look at why grocery stores are staying open -- and tell you what foods are cheaper to make at home. Plus, Starbucks is brewing up a plan for job creation, and our commentary series "Writers on Work" wraps up.

Wilkerson: Writers on Work

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Isabel Wilkerson, discusses how she writes about work. Her latest book is called "The Warmth of Other Suns."
Posted In: Writers on Work

Audubon Society hopes to fly high with rebrand

So, how to appeal to a new generation of bird watcher? The Audubon Society goes for a rebrand.
Posted In: Audubon Society, birds, marketing

Starbucks aims for job creation with new program

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz discusses how the coffee company is going to tackle the U.S. jobs problem by helping finance microloans to American small businesses.
Posted In: starbucks, Howard Schultz, Small Business

Financial markets unimpressed by EU treaties plan

Critics say a plan proposed by leaders of Germany, France and Italy to modify European Union treaties won't help with the immediate crisis.
Posted In: Eurozone, Europe debt crisis

Grocers hope to cash in on last-minute Thanksgiving shopping

The hours leading up to Thanksgiving are considered the busiest grocery-shopping time of the year. So, some grocers are hoping to capitalize by staying open.
Posted In: Food, Thanksgiving, grocery store

A national sales tax on Black Friday purchases?

Cornell economics professor Robert Frank is proposing a national sales tax on all purchases made between 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day and 6 a.m. on the following Friday. Would you support it?
Posted In: Black Friday, sales tax

'Make the Bread, Buy the Butter'

We learn what's cheaper -- and tastier -- to make at home and what you should just buy from the grocery store.
Posted In: Food, Thanksgiving

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Needles In The Camel's Eye (2004 Digital Remaster)
Brian Eno
Miss It So Much
Röyksopp