Marketplace for Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007

Episode Description 

A new way to navigate the city

A small team of scientists from MIT is using Rome as an urban laboratory to devise a new technology to help us get from here to there. Megan Williams reports.
Posted In: Science

Verizon to open network to more phones

Verizon Wireless says it's going to give consumers more choice of cell phones. It plans to open up access to its network in 2008. And it's bound to have company. Janet Babin reports.
Posted In: Retail

Google searching for renewable energy

The Web giant has announced plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in green energy projects. It plans to produce enough electricity from renewable energy sources to power a city the size of San Francisco. Sam Eaton reports.

Citigroup gets help from Abu Dhabi

The sovereign investment fund of Abu Dhabi is giving America's biggest bank, Citigroup, some much-needed capital to offset its big mortgage losses. For some insight into this news, Bob Moon talks with David Wighton of the Financial Times.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street

Cities are stuck in mortgage meltdown

The U.S. Conference of Mayors put out a detailed report today, forecasting just how badly cities are being affected by the housing slump. Bob Moon talked with Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson about how the downturn is affecting his city and others.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

Let's be rational: Tougher times ahead

The worst consumer confidence numbers in two years came out today, along with the worst year-on-year drop in home prices in 20 years, and a report predicting the foreclosure crisis is far from over. Do all these indicators confirm a recession is near? Steve Tripoli reports.
Posted In: Economy

There's only one Burger King in this town

For 50 years, the Burger King in Mattoon, Ill., has been a favorite spot. And thanks to a judge's ruling, that other Burger King has had to keep its distance. Jeremy Hobson reports.
Posted In: Food, Retail

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Random Spirit Lover
Grab That Gun
Walk Don't Run 2000
PACIFIC DRIFT [Vinyl]
When Your Heartstrings Break