Marketplace for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

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Marketplace for Wednesday, November 18, 2009

California bans energy-eating TVs

California regulators have banned certain kinds of flat-screen TVs to meet energy-efficiency requirements. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.

Weatherization plan may stimulate jobs

David Leonhardt of the New York Times talks with Kai Ryssdal about what can be done to keep the unemployment rate from rising, and discusses another stimulus plan in the works.
Posted In: Jobs

Asset-driven recovery still needs work

A lot of companies are reporting good profits, but many people are unsure if things have really turned around. What gives? Commentator Robert Reich says it's not that hard to figure out.

Why are shipping stocks up in Asia?

Demand for container ships has been stuck in the doldrums, yet in Asia several big publicly-traded shipping companies are enjoying a boom in their stock price. Steve Henn reports.
Posted In: Wall Street

Companies get smart on digital data

The data trail we leave behind in the digital age keeps growing. Professor Andreas Weigend talks with Kai Ryssdal about how businesses are trying to figure out how to use that data effectively.
Posted In: Internet

Is gov't aid nearing its limits?

Construction of new homes dipped 10% last month. What does the surprising drop say about our recovery? Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Economy

Harvesting gas from the dairy air

A California utility is aggressively developing power sources cleaner than coal -- natural gas, nuclear, hydro, wind, solar ... and now even cow manure. But Pacific Gas & Electric isn't turning green totally on its own. It's the law. Sarah Gardner reports.
Posted In: Science

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Mighty Big Car
Fred Eaglesmith
Emma Blowgun's Last Stand
Beulah
Geek Dreams
Rikki, Gk, Brennon Jasz
Cow Hop
Coyote Zen

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