Marketplace for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

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We launched our new series with the Gallup poll called Attitude Check, weekly conversations about what the American people think about everything from the latest news to their own economic security. We continued our series on philanthropy, with stories on daily deal websites joining with charities and on micro-giving. Martha Stewart has a new retail collaboration. Credit card agreements are going to get easier to understand. The EU is set to meet in Brussels on Friday. Climate change is having a big impact on transit. And we look at who benefits from payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits.

JCPenney takes a stake in Martha Stewart

JCPenney will open Martha Stewart shops in its department stores, in a bid to take on Macy's and other big retailers.
Posted In: JC Penney, Martha Stewart, Retail

Income Inequality: Do you level the playing field?

There is growing disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots," but most Americans say they don't think the government should focus on closing the gap
Posted In: income, poverty, wealth, equality

What's on the agenda at Friday's EU summit

European leaders meet in Brussels on Friday to try to work out the continent’s debt crisis. Greater fiscal cooperation is top of the agenda.
Posted In: European Union, Brussels

CFPB rewrites credit card fine print

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau wants customers to understand their credit cards better. So, they've unveiled a new and shorter prototype of a credit card agreement.
Posted In: Credit Cards, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

How to give, awesomely

One organization is using small grants to create projects throughout the world. It's an example of microphilanthropy.
Posted In: philanthropy, Charitable giving

Long-term jobless benefits aid discounters

If Congress lets extended unemployment benefits run out, it will affect discount stores and local economies, as well as the unemployed.
Posted In: unemployment benefits

Grouponing charity

Charities are using Groupon to solicit, collect and match donations.
Posted In: Charitable giving, groupon

Climate change is adding a premium to infrastructure costs

Transit agencies shuffle their budgets to get ready for more extreme weather.
Posted In: climate change, New York City, public transportation

Chase CEO: 'I don't get it'

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon rails against those bashing on the rich.
Posted In: Jamie Dimon, Chase, Rich

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Hold On (Instrumental) [Explicit]
Nicolay
Swagger
Mocean Worker
Witness
Richard Buckner

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