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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, August 10, 2010

What does Whitman's spending buy?

California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman is on track to spend the most money on a state election campaign in U.S. history. She's already shelled out $100 million. Her Democratic opponent has spent less than a million. What exactly is she getting with all that money? April Dembosy reports.

Investing in oil: Socially responsible?

Since the Gulf oil leak, one of the things playing into how some people invest is the notion of social responsibility. Reporter Adriene Hill talks with Kai Ryssdal about how socially responsible investing has changed since the spill.
Posted In: Investing, Oil

Australia hones in on foreign languages

Australia's choice of languages has been rooted in its colonial past. But that's all changing. The country is moving ahead on an ambitious plan to teach future generations how to talk to their neighbors. Stuart Cohen reports.

Google weighs using data for profit

The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Vascellaro talks with Kai Ryssdal about an article she wrote that says Google is trying to figure out how to use its vast store of data on users to turn a profit -- something they've resisted since the company began.
Posted In: Internet

EPA takes aim at cement plants

We've known for some time that mercury's a toxic pollutant. The government's regulated many factories' emissions of the stuff. And the newest as of this week: cement plants. Scott Tong reports.

Student loans overtake credit card debt

For the first time in the U.S., student loans have overtaken credit card debt. That means Americans owe more to private student lenders and the federal government than they do to their credit card companies. Amy Scott explains why that isn't necessarily a bad thing.
Posted In: Education

What another recession would feel like

The San Francisco Fed released a report saying the odds are about 50-50 that we'll get a recovery or a double dip within the next two years. We're all too familiar with what a recession feels like. What would a second hit mean? Alisa Roth reports.
Posted In: Economy

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