Aug 30, 2011

Marketplace for August 30, 2011

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Marketplace for August 30, 2011

Segments From this episode

Jobs returns to front burner

Aug 30, 2011
Washington focuses on getting Americans back to work.

News Corp's new hacking fallout

Aug 30, 2011
The company's education business takes a hit from the scandal.

Holy wardrobe change, Batman!

Aug 30, 2011
DC Comics gives Caped Crusader, Superman, and other superheroes a makeover. New looks and new storylines are meant to attract a new generation of comic book fans.

Solar panels power Marine equipment in Afghanistan

Aug 30, 2011
The move is part of the Pentagon's push to curb its addiction to oil.

Consumer confidence hits a two-year low

Aug 30, 2011
American consumers are as skittish as they were in 2009, and that could put a crimp on our economy.
A shopper passes by a shop display in Hong Kong on Aug. 29, 2011.
LAURENT FIEVET/AFP/Getty Images

Tech firms helped Gaddafi spy on Libyans

Aug 30, 2011
Muammar Gaddafi used a number of multinational technology companies to spy on Libyan citizens. The evidence could be used in cases against Gaddafi's government.

Automakers cut cylinders from engines to meet fuel standards

Aug 30, 2011
With new M.P.G. minimums, car companies have to find way to be fuel-efficient. Is it possible to have a high-performance car that sips gasoline?

Music from the episode

Red Dust Calexico, Iron & Wine
Inflation The Whitest Boy Alive