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Marketplace for August 2, 2011

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Shelf Life

The economics of humiliation

by Kai Ryssdal Aug 2, 2011
Poet, social critic and author Wayne Koestenbaum discusses why there's so much shame involved in issues of money.
Summer Reading Book Series

Summer Reading: Nina Tandon

by Nina Tandon Aug 2, 2011
The art of science, the science of art... all make for a beautiful career.

As personal spending dips, pet spending rises

by Sally Herships Aug 2, 2011
Hard economic times have hit personal spending, but consumers keep doling out for pet medication. That's good news for Big Pharma

The impact of aging coal plants shutting down

by Sarah Gardner Aug 2, 2011
New clean air rules are forcing U.S. coal plants to close. A cause for celebration? Not quite.
Raising the Debt Ceiling

Past the debt crisis -- what now?

by Marketplace Staff Aug 2, 2011
The debt limit crisis may be over for now, but where does that leave the U.S. economy? Can Wall Street have confidence in U.S. credit again, and are we in a double-dip recession?

Eurozone debt crisis is back with a vengeance

by Stephen Beard Aug 2, 2011
With the U.S.'s debt ceiling dilemma now behind us, the Eurozone returns to the forefront, still facing high interest rates and possibly two more bailouts

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Be Easy Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
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