Marketplace for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

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Marketplace for Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The place for good business karma

Some of the biggest and fastest-growing businesses in the world got their start in the heart of Silicon Valley, on University Avenue, in a little two-story building that locals call the "karma building." Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Is going green more than a fad?

Dan Esty, professor of environmental law at Yale Law School, talks with Kai Ryssdal about what he calls the sustainability mega trend.

Some don't buy Arizona boycotts

Yesterday Seattle city council became the latest to boycott Arizona over their controversial immigration law, but as Marketplace's Janet Babin reports, there's an equally powerful backlash against the backlash: that is, companies and citizens buying Arizona products in support of the new law.

Living in a foreclosed apartment

A foreclosure is never easy for the owners of the residence, but what if there's a renter involved? Marketplace's Alisa Roth reports on life in a foreclosed apartment.
Posted In: Housing

Big banks to ShoreBank's rescue

Chicago-based ShoreBank, lender to middle and low-income people, appears like it might have sufficient private capital to survive, thanks to help from the likes of Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan. Marketplace's Jeremy Hobson reports.

IMF lending habits get a little tighter

In a 94-0 vote today, the Senate opted to oppose International Monetary Fund bailout packages to nations unlikely to repay them. Marketplace Stacey Vanek-Smith has the story.
Posted In: Charity

SEC aims to prevent another plunge

The Securities and Exchange commission is expected to come out with their take on that unexpected market tumble from a couple weeks ago, and a few key recommendations on how to prevent a repeat. Marketplace's Nancy Marshall Genzer has more.
Posted In: Wall Street

Retailers still cautious about future

Big box retailers like Wal-Mart and Home Depot posted fantastic earnings for this past quarter, but those commercial giants aren't too optimistic about the future. Marketplace's Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Retail