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Abu Dhabi and Greensburg, Kansas may not seem to have a lot in common, but both cities are spearheading green development projects. Sarah Gardner reports on their separate plans for a similar goal.
It's hard not to have a credit card or rely on loans these days, and some critics don't like our reliance on them. But commentator Will Wilkinson says saving and borrowing is part of transferring from one stage of life to another.
The agency that regulates oil trading in the United States wants to impose its rules on the oil market in London to reduce wild speculation. Marketplace's Stephen Beard talks with host Scott Jagow about whether the action can succeed.
A survey of North American manufacturing execs found they're optimistic U.S. companies can make gains against international competitors. John Dimsdale reports on the factors that may now be in American manufacturers' favor.
About a month after John Stumpf took the top spot at Wells Fargo the company stopped giving mortgages to people with bad credit. In our latest Conversations From the Corner Office, Kai Ryssdal gets his thoughts on how the mortgage meltdown will play out.
Midwest floods and persistent rains have washed away some corn crops, pushing prices to record highs. Jeff Tyler looks into how much ethanol has been affected and who might be hurt the most at the bottom line.
Lipitor is the world's best-selling drug, but Pfizer, the maker of the cholesterol medication, has a strong patent protecting it against generics. A new agreement will change that in a few years. Janet Babin reports.
Marketplace Morning Report for Wednesday, June 18, 2008