Aug 1, 2011

Marketplace for August 1, 2011

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Summer Reading: Daniel Pink

Aug 1, 2011
A book that has helped people answer this question: What do you want to be when you grow up?

Power and smoke: A nation built on coal

Aug 1, 2011
Coal has shaped America's history, but its power has come at a price. As Americans use more electricity, we keep burning more coal.

Weak economy overshadows debt deal

Aug 1, 2011
The threat of default may have been averted, but the U.S. economy is sputtering, and the debt deal's spending cuts could hurt the recovery

Sharia law curbs tourism on small island

Aug 1, 2011
The Indonesian island of Sabang is having trouble marketing itself as a tourist destination because it's ruled by Sharia, or Islamic, law

Jacob Lew on the details and politics of the debt ceiling deal

Aug 1, 2011
The director of the Office of Management and Budget at the White House talks about the effects of the deal, and what he hopes for in discussions between the political parties in the future

Debt deal won't cut entitlements

Aug 1, 2011
If members of Congress agree to this new debt deal, entitlement programs won't be cut -- at least initially. But big cuts could come in the second round