Marketplace for Thursday, November 28, 2013

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The consternation over Black Friday's creeping into Thanksgiving might lead you to believe Thanksgiving has always been a sacred (though secular) space for Americans. Yeah. Not so much. Then,  we look at the economics of food philanthropy. Clothing retailer H&M says it's developing a plan to ensure that the people that make their clothes will earn a living wage by 2018.  This week, a judge ruled that Sriracha-maker Huy Fong Foods had to partially shut down because of offensive orders coming from their Southern California factory. And, five years on from the worst of the foreclosure crisis, the federal government still owns close to 200,000 homes not yet on the market. Rowan Moore Gerety reports. 
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'Thaksinomics' tries again in Thailand

What's been the impact of populism in Thailand?
Posted In: Thailand, populism, protests
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An economic turkey throwdown

You may know former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker as the guy who tamed inflation, but apparently, he cooks a mean Thanksgiving turkey.
Posted In: turkey, cooking, recipes, Paul Volcker, austan goolsbee
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Will H&M make good on its "living wage" promise?

Clothing-retailer H&M has said it's drafting a plan to pay its textile worker a "living wage" by 2018.
Posted In: garment factory, clothing, international, retailer
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Why Thanksgivukkah = marketing gold!

The intersection of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah make for huge marketing opportunities.
Posted In: thanksgivukkah, holidays, family, tradition, marketing
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Tenants fight to stay in foreclosed homes

Nearly half of people living in foreclosed homes are actually renters
Posted In: foreclosure, mortgage, real estate, foreclosed
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At food banks, digital donations go farther

While food banks would never turn away that can of about-to-expire lima beans, those donations come with a lot of overhead.
Posted In: food banks, Charity, fundraising, homeless
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Sriracha factory feeling heat from its neighbors

Sriracha hot sauce’s unique burn has been drifting out of its factory and into the surrounding neighborhood of Irwindale, CA.
Posted In: Sriracha, shutdown, Environment
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Shopping: As American as apple pie on Thanksgiving

Stores are opening up earlier than ever this Thanksgiving, in an effort to lure shoppers. Not everyone is happy about it.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, Retail, shopping, Black Friday

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