Marketplace for Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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More dramatic developments in the scandal surrounding Rupert Murdoch's media empire, as Murdoch's son James Murdoch quit as News International's executive chairman. There's been a slight thaw in the icy relations between the U.S. and North Korea as the government there agreed to suspend its nuclear weapons programs in return for the resumption of U.S. food aid. Our new Wealth and Poverty desk hears from two small-business owners who are doing relatively well compared to their fellow Americans. And a Silicon Valley start-up says it has a new battery that could greatly increase the range of electric cars -- and cut their price.
Posted In: 2012 election, Virginia, Barack Obama
When Barack Obama won Virginia in 2008, it was the first time a Democrat carried the traditionally GOP state in a presidential election since 1964. Thanks to an influx of new hip, young voters, the president could win Virginia again.
Posted In: car, electric cars, battery
The cheaper and more powerful battery is still years away from vehicles.
Posted In: North Korea, aid, nuclear
The agreement may have been less about food than a political move by North Korea's new young leader. But it does open the door for restarting multi-nation disarmament talks.