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Marketplace for August 17, 2011

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Marketplace for August 17, 2011

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Commentary

Factors pushing the U.S. economy

by Marketplace Staff Aug 17, 2011
It has been a topsy turvy month for the U.S. economy. So how did we get here?

Report: More U.S. children live in poverty

by Amy Scott Aug 17, 2011
A new study finds two out of 10 children in the U.S. live below the poverty line, more than a decade ago

Companies sit on huge reserves of cash

by Adriene Hill Aug 17, 2011
Major corporations hold more than a trillion dollars in cash, rather than use it to expand or hire. It's insurance for the companies, in case of a financial shock or second recession. And it may be good for their employees, too.
Corner Office

GM's Dan Akerson on the restructuring of the auto industry

by Marketplace Staff Aug 17, 2011
The CEO of General Motors discusses how the company is trying to thrive after its government bailout and in this current state of the economy

Wholesale prices on the rise

by Heidi Moore Aug 17, 2011
The producer price index rose in July at its fastest clip in six months. That's not necessarily bad. What inflation rate implies a healing economy?

Small business tries to create jobs

by Jennifer Collins Aug 17, 2011
Los Angeles company copes with economic uncertainty when it comes to hiring

Gift fair tests mood for holiday shopping

by Sally Herships Aug 17, 2011
Gift businesses by the thousands brave economic angst to gather in New York for a trade show. It's the last big buying opportunity for the holidays.

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