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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

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Marketplace for Wednesday, August 4, 2010

SLIDESHOW: Scenes from the Farmers Market

The number of farmers markets is up by 16% according to the USDA. View our farmers market slideshow and submit photos of your own local farmers market.
Posted In: Food

Companies dig deep for Canada's oil

Canada has vast oil resources, but most of the stuff buried in Alberta is too deep for traditional mining techniques. But where there's a decent profit margin, there's a way. Sean Cole reports.
Posted In: Canada, Oil

The billionaire giveaway challenge

Alfred E. Mann, founder of the Alfred E. Mann Foundation and chairman of the board and CEO of MannKind Corporation, talks with Bob Moon about his efforts to donate his fortunes to charity.

Are consumers ready for 3-D TV?

Sony, Panasonic and Samsung have all come out with new 3D TV sets. But are consumers prepared to explore a new dimension in their living rooms? Sally Herships reports.
Posted In: Entertainment

What's making farmers markets grow?

The USDA says the number of farmers' markets shot up 16% in the last year. Why? Adriene Hill reports.
Posted In: Agriculture, Food

Is the worst of the oil spill really over?

There has been some upbeat news from the Gulf oil spill lately -- BP says its effort to plug the blown-out well is looking good and government scientists say the spill no longer poses a threat to the Florida Keys or the East Coast. Reporter Krissy Clark talks with Bob Moon about where we stand with the spill.
Posted In: Oil

The impact of China's real estate bubble

China is bracing for a wild ride. It's got its own real estate bubble. And now that bubble threatens to burst. What does that mean for the rest of us? Nancy Marshall Genzer reports.

Barnes' woes signal book biz transition

Barnes & Noble shares are flying high after the company announced it's considering putting itself up for sale. It's the latest plot twist for a publishing industry that's madly trying to figure out its next chapter. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Retail

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Will My Feet Still Carry Me Home
Elf Power
The Tallest Man, the Broadest Shoulders Part I: The Great Frontier Part II: Come to Me Only With Playthings Now
Sufjan Stevens
Spreadin' Honey
The Watts 103rd. Street Rhythm Band