Jul 26, 2011

Marketplace for July 26, 2011

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Marketplace for July 26, 2011

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Ford, Chrysler gain despite weak economy

Jul 26, 2011
The turnaround at the Detroit automakers continues. But pressure will mount this year from Japanese rivals eager to recoup market share.

Britain's aid largesse causes concern at home

Jul 26, 2011
U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron has launched deep spending cuts at home but maintained generous overseas aid policies. Some Britons don't like this.

A healthier Happy Meal

Jul 26, 2011
McDonald's cuts calories to boost business.

Keystone or bust

Jul 26, 2011
A distracted Congress votes today on whether to push a controversial oil pipeline through the approval process.

Debt ceiling first responders

Jul 26, 2011
Commodities traders feel the pinch of debt ceiling uncertainty.

Freakonomics: Death on payday?

Jul 26, 2011
Freakonomics Radio's Stephen Dubner explains his findings on the connection between paydays and mortality rates, which may make you rethink about spending your paycheck right away.

Poll shows majority of Americans want debt ceiling compromise

Jul 26, 2011
Even if it means passing a package they disagree with. And a majority of Americans believe that President Obama and Congress will reach a deal by the Aug. 2nd deadline, according to findings by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.

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