Jul 22, 2011

Marketplace for July 22, 2011

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Marketplace for July 22, 2011

Segments From this episode

Early Adopters: Meet your match

Jul 22, 2011
Early Adopters are buzz creators. So, what do you call someone who squashes that buzz?

Small talk: Snoring, Google-, no mankinis

Jul 22, 2011
The news that didn't quite make the headlines. This week: The snore patrol, man loses Google history, and no nonsense, no mankini.

Investment in green energy dims

Jul 22, 2011
Since Democrats in Congress gave up on cap-and-trade legislation a year ago, many green energy projects have been canceled and investment in new ones has fallen.

What's a business to do, when social media calls?

Jul 22, 2011
Once upon a time, businesses could wait to see what a Facebook or Twitter would become before including it in their advertising strategies. The bursting on the scene of Google+ is prompting many businesses to run to catch up.

Borders begins its final sale

Jul 22, 2011
Borders launched a going-out-of-business sale at its 399 stores after failing to find a path to exit bankruptcy. All books and furniture must go!
The liquidation sale at a Borders in New York City.
Stacey Vanek Smith / Marketplace

Weekly Wrap: The markets and the debt talks

Jul 22, 2011
Reviewing the week's news on Wall Street. This week: the latest on the debt talks after President Obama's press conference on Friday.

Gay marriage -- or else

Jul 22, 2011
More than 700 gay and lesbian couples will marry on Sunday in New York, the first day they legally can marry in the state. Thousands more will follow. But not all will be marrying just for love. Some are being told they have to.

U.S. government wants to rent foreclosed properties

Jul 22, 2011
With foreclosed properties slowing down the growth of the housing market, a new plan has emerged to get the government to rent out houses to investors.

Music from the episode

Believer John Maus