Jul 27, 2011

Marketplace for July 27, 2011

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Marketplace for July 27, 2011

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Letters: Foreign aid, U.S.'s future liabilities

Jul 27, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: aid to Africa and China and the U.S.'s future liabilities.

Downgrading the credit agencies

Jul 27, 2011
There could be reason to worry even if Washington reaches agreement and the debt ceiling is lifted.

Steam power makes a comeback

Jul 27, 2011
Forget solar and wind, steam power may be an old solution to new problems.

Companies wake up to threat of U.S. default

Jul 27, 2011
A deal to raise the debt ceiling may still be reached, but executives are taking action to insulate their companies from a possible debt default.

U.S. companies boost jobs in Juarez, Mexico

Jul 27, 2011
The Mexican city of Juarez has problems with killings and drug wars, but that hasn't stopped American businesses creating thousands of jobs there.

Cutting spending will hurt jobs

Jul 27, 2011
Neither debt ceiling plan under debate in Congress addresses the nation's high unemployment -- they only cut government spending. Economists say the question isn't whether that will hurt employment, it's by how much?

Fox puts up paywall

Jul 27, 2011
The network comes up with a new way to make viewers pay to watch online.

Overall impact beyond debt ceiling deadline could be long-lasting

Jul 27, 2011
Even if the country avoids default, there are other economic threats that could impact the long-term health of the economy

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