Marketplace for Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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All eyes are still transfixed on the Apple-Samsung patent trial, and now the case is in the hands of a jury. Meanwhile, the Fair Labor Association says Apple's supplier in China, Foxconn, is improving its factory conditions. Some of the world's biggest hotel chains and online travel sites are now being accused of price fixing. David Brancaccio continues our new series, Payday, with a look at how one man set out to learn just how wide the CEO to employee pay gap really is. And Tess Vigeland goes on an LAPD ride-along through the Watts neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Posted In: foreclosure, los angeles, Housing
Four years into the housing crisis, abandoned and derelict foreclosures -- and the crimes they attract -- keep police busy in one Los Angeles neighborhood.
Posted In: online travel, discount travel, hotels
Travel sites like Expedia and Travelocity are accused of fixing the price of hotel rooms with big chains like Hilton and Marriott.
Posted In: Mindset List, cultural
It's a compendium of cultural references targeted at professors who may not realize just how out of the times they seem to this year's college freshmen.