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U.S. money manager BlackRock is about to become the world's largest asset manager after agreeing to buy an investment arm of British bank Barclays. Steve Chiotakis talks to Marketplace's Ashley Milne-Tyte about why this deal is so interesting.
Cities pay millions of dollars every year to deal with their trash. So some communities are finding artful ways to deal with the issue that both educate and illuminate sustainability. Caitlan Carroll reports.
Starting tonight, Facebook users can choose their own URL. This will make profiles easier to find in search engines and to remember. Mitchell Hartman reports why it won't be far-fetched to start seeing Facebook URLs on business cards.
The U.S. House's latest financial disclosures will be released today, divulging how much elected reps lost. At least 18 members of the House Financial Services Committee held stock in bailed-out firms. Dan Grech reports.
How can we determine the number of jobs indirectly created by the stimulus? Tamara Keith tries to get to the heart of that number by visiting the first road project driven by the stimulus in suburban Washington, D.C.
General Motors is reportedly close to selling Swedish unit Saab. The likely buyer is a small Swedish sports car company called Koenigsegg. The company charges $1 million or more for its vehicles. Stephen Beard reports.
What will the BlackRock deal mean for the smaller financial firms? Steve Chiotakis tracks the growth of BlackRock with Doug Foreman, Director of Equities at Highmark Capital in San Francisco.
Officials from the Group of Eight are meeting to set the agenda for the big G-8 summit this summer. Bill Radke talks to Marketplace's Stephen Beard about a major difference of opinion between Germany and the U.S.
Mayors in several U.S. cities are turning to nonprofit group Acorn to help tenants in low-income communities stay in their homes. But congressional Republicans want to block the group from federal funding. Joel Rose explores the issue.
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