Jul 6, 2011

Marketplace for July 6, 2011

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Marketplace for July 6, 2011

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In Gaza, real estate is at a premium

Jul 6, 2011
Despite continuing political uncertainty, Gaza's economy has improved and real estate prices are buoyant.

Britain launches inquiry into phone hacking

Jul 6, 2011
Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News International is under pressure after its tabloid newspaper, the <em>News of the World</em>, engaged in phone hacking.

Letters: Drugs in sports, the Consumer Price Index

Jul 6, 2011
Going over listeners' responses to past broadcasts. This week: considering drugs in sports, Dominique Strass-Kahn's sexual assault case, and consumer buying habits.

Obama's Twittering shows promise of social media

Jul 6, 2011
President Obama's Twitter Town Hall highlights how social media sites have evolved into news providers, communication networks and more. But many social media companies still don't have a solid business model.
U.S. President Barack Obama posts a tweet during an online Twitter Town Hall meeting from the East Room of the White House July 6, 2011 in Washington, D.C.
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The hidden costs -- and benefits -- of clean air

Jul 6, 2011
On the eve of new EPA regulations, a hard look at who wins and loses from clean air.

South Korea to host Winter Olympics

Jul 6, 2011
Host cities hope the games will boost their reputation, if not economies, but there are risks.

Police knock Alabama's new immigration law

Jul 6, 2011
Law enforcement in the Cotton State says it doesn't have the resources to implement measures to root out illegal immigrants.

Designer nail polishes bring color back into fashion

Jul 6, 2011
Nail polishes are coming back into fashion as an inexpensive and fun luxury accessory.

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