Marketplace for Thursday, November 26, 2009

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Marketplace for Thursday, November 26, 2009

A push to curb 'vulture fund' profits

A British High Court ordered Liberia to pay millions of dollars to two offshore investment firms running so-called "vulture funds." Stephen Beard reviews criticism of these funds and why some want to restrict how much they can recoup.
Posted In: Investing

China plans to cut its emissions by 2020

China announced it will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 with a pledge to reduce what's called "carbon intensity." Jeremy Hobson explains what the term means and how the rate of emissions is involved.

Korean barbecue by the truckload

Ever since Kogi Korean BBQ-to-Go put its meals on wheels, lines have been forming wherever its truck is parked in greater Los Angeles. Its most loyal customers follow Twitter updates to find the next stop. Brendan Newnam reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Winemakers want you, man!

The recession has cut into wine sales in restaurants, so winemakers are trying to find ways to attract new buyers, including one market the business had previously written off. Ethan Lindsey reports.
Posted In: Food

Food pantry donations get a little fruity

Food pantries have seen demand at record highs this year while donations have dwindled. But some help has come from people who, instead of donating money, have provided the fruits of their labor. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Posted In: Charity, Food

A well-traveled breakfast

Marketplace reporter Steve Henn figures his typical family breakfast journeys 6,000 miles to his kitchen table -- a symptom of the growing global food trade. And the fossil-fuel cost of moving commodities across the planet keeps growing too.
Posted In: Food

Where it pays to make it from scratch

Is it worth it to make your own butter? Jennifer Reese explores the most cost-effective approach to do-it-yourself food in her frugal-minded blog, The Tipsy Baker. Tess Vigeland paid her a visit and helped her make bagels.
Posted In: Food, Internet

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Spilt Milk [Explicit]
Dujeous
Rock the Boat
Aaliyah
Runnin'
J Dilla (aka Jay Dee)
Another Sunny Day
Belle And Sebastian