Marketplace for Wednesday, September 26, 2012
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Want a sure fire way to see the markets take a tumble? Start with street protests, mix in riot police... and toss a few Molotov cocktails in for good measure. U.S., European and Asian markets have all been shaken by more anti-austerity protests in the eurozone. In the latest installment of our "Food for 9 Billion" series, we take a trip to rural Africa, where multinational supermarket chains are racing to serve new customers. Will these new supermarkets be a blessing or a curse for Africa's small farmers? Plus, we explore why CEOs are predicting a glass-half-empty economy and wonder how to spend the $7 billion we found buried near Baton Rouge.
Posted In: spain, Greece, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe
Markets are shaken by the mass protests against austerity measures in Greece and Spain. Investors are questioning their earlier optimism over the prospects of recovery in Europe.
Posted In: Africa, grocery store, farmers, Food
The spread of modern grocery chains could lift millions of African farmers out of poverty -- or ruin them.
Posted In: U.S. Census Bureau, census
Commentator Susan Reed says the current census presents a skewed snapshot of corporate diversity by not asking participants for their national origin.