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MIDDAY UPDATE: Sustainability and Cyber-Monday

Katharine Crnko Nov 29, 2010

Today is “Cyber-Moday,” Black Friday for e-tailers. It is statistically the least productive work day, because employees log onto super sales to get the Internet-savings they missed during the big shopping weekend. Retailers and e-tailers alike offer deals too good to refuse for popular holiday items.

This week, Eve Troeh is reporting from Cancun, Mexico where leaders from all over the planet are gathered to try again on an agreement to cut carbon emissions. Many of those same leaders met a year ago with no success. There’s not much hope for this year, but negotiators do see some bright spots. Marketplace.org also launched its Green Tip and Trade project today to allow readers, listeners, and experts to share ideas for “greener” living. Check out this interview with Amy Palanjian of ReadyMade Magazine about what to do about autumn’s pesky leaves.

Illinois turns to an unlikely candidate to help their budget crisis. Irish citizens are still against the bailout plan, which the European Union has passed. France’s government is trying to cultivate its video game industry with tax breaks. Michael Jackson’s latest album will be in stores two weeks from tomorrow, will you celebrate the holidays with the King of Pop?

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