Marketplace for Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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Six hundred million people in India -- about half the population there -- have been affected by the latest power outage. Meanwhile, outrage over NBC's tape-delayed broadcast of the Olympic Games continues, even though ratings show that people are still tuning in. Ann Romney's horse is competing in the Games, bringing attention to the elite sport. Also, Amazon expands to allow customers to pick up their purchases if they don't have a physical address. And we hear about the labor dispute happening with low-paid janitors in Houston.
Posted In: Houston, Janitor Strike, Income Gap, JP Morgan
Janitors who clean the offices of some of the world's richest corporations in this Texas city are among the lowest paid in the country. They have been on strike this summer trying to raise the definition of a low-level wage.
Posted In: Amazon.com, Amazon
The online retailer hopes 'locker' program will broaden its customer base.