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Inaugural visitors face premium prices

Nov 17, 2008
With massive crowds expected for Barack Obama's inauguration, prices for tickets and hotel rooms are soaring. Nancy Marshall Genzer reports on a D.C.-area resident and a ticket seller who are looking to cash in.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Fuel prices thwart Pickens' wind farm

Nov 12, 2008
Earlier this year, T. Boone Pickens announced a grand plan to build the world's biggest wind farm and help wean the country off gasoline. Now that natural gas prices have tanked, he's putting the plan on hold. Sam Eaton reports.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Oil

Grieving dad invents defense robot

Nov 12, 2008
After Brian Hart's son John was killed in Iraq, he concluded there must be better ways to protect the troops. So he developed The Landshark, a robot that diffuses bombs. Monica Brady-Meyerov has more.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

A teen toy story for troubled times

Nov 10, 2008
In this gloomy time for business, maybe all we need is a little youthful optimism. Fifteen-year-old Josh Heinzl wasn't afraid to open his toy store in a mall in Nashua, N.H. last month. Avishay Artsy has the story.
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Artificial intelligence getting very real

Nov 6, 2008
What if computers became smarter than us? Yes, we know, you already saw that movie. But what if? Kai Ryssdal poses the question to Richard Dooling, author of "Rapture for the Geeks: When AI Outsmarts IQ"
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

Universities have Silicon Valley thunder

Nov 6, 2008
With Silicon Valley in a bit of a slump, research departments at universities are getting a leg up. Caitlan Carroll looks at how one technology start-up at the University of Southern California is following the trend.
Posted In: Education, Entrepreneurship

America needs modern industries

Nov 4, 2008
In the most recent issue of Harper's, Eric Janszen, founder of iTulip.com, calls for a broad re-industrialization of the American economy. Kai Ryssdal talks with him about putting strength back into the country.
Posted In: Economy, Entrepreneurship, Investing, Jobs, Oil, Science

Backyard garden biz is growing fast

Nov 4, 2008
San Francisco start-up business MyFarm helps locals who aren't savvy about gardening grow their own veggies at home. Lisa Morehouse has more on the company's success and fans throughout the organic world.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Food

Entrepreneurs talk about their feelings

Nov 4, 2008
Small business owners, does the current economy make you feel powerless or afraid? If so, you're not alone. Marketplace Entrepreneurship reporter Mitchell Hartman attended a peer advisory group where entrepreneurs get help coping with the turmoil in the business world.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship

Outlook for solar cells is sunny

Oct 28, 2008
Renewable energy has a tough battle these days against cheaper oil and difficult credit, but a solar-cell plant in Oregon is still pushing its product down the line. Mitchell Hartman looks closer into the solar industry.
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, Science

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