Marketplace for Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Episode Description 

It's not easy selling green

As environmental businesses begin to flood the market, they're turning to corporate branders to set their wares apart from the pack. Claire Schoen listened in on brainstorming sessions between some San Francisco entrepreneurs and the branding company, Lexicon.

Living with China's different speeds

As China races to soon become the number three economy in the world, many aspects of its economy and society are still catching up. Our man in Shanghai, Scott Tong, shares experiences and observations from his daily life there.
Posted In: Retail

PowerSet searches for online niche

Last month Google handled 54% of all Internet searches in the United States, Yahoo 20%. Yet, that dominance isn't deterring a company called PowerSet from entering the search business. Leo LaPorte explained its efforts to Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

UAW's fight is our fight

There's no indication how long the United Auto Workers strike against General Motors will last, or how much damage it might do to an already battered economy. But commentator Dan Neil says the strike is about something bigger than that, anyway.
Posted In: Auto, Jobs

Panel considers new rules on overdrafts

A House committee is set to consider a bill that would force banks to let you opt out of overdraft programs. And it would oblige banks to warn you if you're heading into the red with ATM transaction. Jeremy Hobson reports.

Asking for more funds to continue fight

Defense Secretary Robert Gates heads up to Capitol Hill tomorrow with a $200 billion wish list in his pocket for continued military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Steve Henn has the details.

Will sanctions work against Myanmar?

Protests continued in Myanmar today, with thousands taking to the streets. The military government responded by banning public gatherings. President Bush called for more economic sanctions against the Southeast Asian nation. Alisa Roth reports.

Housing sales take a dive

The housing news out today was especialy bleak. Sales of existing homes fell for the sixth-straight month to the lowest point in five years. Kai Ryssdal has more.
Posted In: Economy, Housing

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Melody Of Certain Damaged Lemons
I'm Waking Up to Us
Belle & Sebastian
Writer's Block
White People
Since We Last Spoke

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