Jul 5, 2011

Marketplace for July 5, 2011

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Marketplace for July 5, 2011

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Will U.S. debt crisis crush our economy?

Jul 5, 2011
Forget the four horsemen. Hear what early indicators might <em>actually</em> signal a financial "apocalypse" because of the debt crisis.

Should the Europeans just let Greece default?

Jul 5, 2011
As a possible default by Greece depresses European optimism and growth, some ask whether it's time to end the bailouts and accept the inevitable.

Not so rare earths

Jul 5, 2011
There may be a treasure trove of rare earth metals on the ocean floor. Only question: who owns them and how to get them up.

The high price of cloud computing

Jul 5, 2011
All those bits and bites flying around the Internet get processed in hundreds of data centers around the country, with ever increasing power consumption and costs.

Performance enhancing drugs may not be bad for sports

Jul 5, 2011
The Tour de France is underway. But it has been dogged in the last few years by allegations of doping. So what's the solution for a clean race?

Netflix adds 43 countries

Jul 5, 2011
The company is expanding to Latin American and the Caribbean. Are they ready?

Healthy mortgage adjustments

Jul 5, 2011
Banks are giving big breaks to borrowers, even though they don't seem to be in danger of default. Why? Because when interest rates start to rise -- and they will -- these loans are in pole position to go bad.

The debate over fracking

Jul 5, 2011
Natural gas could be poised to become the number two energy source in the world. But the drilling process, also known as fracking, is controversial.

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