Marketplace for Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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This summer's drought is affecting more than just farmers -- it's been drying up supplies for food banks across the nation too. Meanwhile, genetically modified crops are creating a headache for famers and the tires on their equipment. We visit a microbrewery in Oakland, Calif., to see how the decrease in lending to small businesses has affected them. Krissy Clark reports on people who pick up a second job to help pay the credit card bills in our "Money Matters" series. And Kai Ryssdal talks to two big winners today: a physicist who just won $3 million for his work in particle physics; and a poker player who will be reimbursed for playing a site that was declared a type of Ponzi scheme.
Posted In: air conditioner, air conditioning
A look at the bigger societal implications of air conditioning and why some Americans are against it.
Posted In: Tech, lawsuit, fraud, ponzi scheme, poker, online, payout
Some online poker players are expecting a big payout soon, thanks to a multi-million dollar settlement between the Justice Department and two online poker companies. The companies were accused of running a Ponzi scheme.
Posted In: farms, GMOS, kevlar, technology
The stalks of genetically modified corn are tough, so tough that they're puncturing tractor tires. Farmers are fighting back.